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An attempt to give back to kids went terribly wrong for Panthers receiver Steve Smith over the weekend. The 31-year-old Smith broke his left forearm over the weekend playing flag football during his football camp.
Per his agent Derrick Fox, here is an account of the incident:
They were messing around, the ball went over his head and he slipped. He put his arm out to brace himself. When he did he felt a sharp pain. He went in (Sunday) afternoon to have an X-ray and it showed a break.
Considering that Carolina’s training camp is right around the corner (July 28), the timing of this incident isn’t exactly kosher.
Carolina replaced Jake Delhomme in the off-season and will attempt to press forward at quarterback with Matt Moore and rookie Jimmy Clausen.
If you remember, Smith broke the same arm towards the end of last season but Fox claims it is in a different spot than the previous injury.
Smith is expected to miss the first few weeks of training camp but is still expected to be ready for the regular season opener versus the Giants on September 12.
Alas, here is our weapon of choice this week…