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Panthers WR Steve Smith says knee won't keep him out vs. 49ers

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith
Steve Smith missed the Panthers' regular-season finale with a knee injury.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith says he'll play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC divisional playoffs.

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What he can't predict is how his sprained left knee will feel during the game.

Smith said Monday ''it's not about can I go. It's about how confident do I feel when I am going. I will play Sunday. But it's about how much I don't worry about the knee - and that's when the confidence increases.''

The 34-year-old Smith says the knee ''felt good'' after doing some cutting during a light practice Monday. He's expected to test it out more thoroughly Wednesday.

Smith, Carolina's all-time leading in touchdowns, sprained his posterior cruciate ligament in Carolina's Week 16 win over New Orleans and sat out the regular season finale against Atlanta.

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