Panthers RB Stewart injures ankle vs. Jets

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart injured his

right ankle late in the first half of the team’s preseason game

against the New York Jets on Sunday night.

The Panthers announced in the third quarter that Stewart was out

for the rest of the game.

On first-and-goal from the Jets 9 with just over 2 minutes left

in the half, Stewart took a handoff from Cam Newton and went down

the right sideline for 7 yards before he was knocked out of bounds

on a hard hit by LaRon Landry. Stewart stayed down for a few

moments before being helped to the bench.

After trainers looked at Stewart’s right leg, the running back

was carted to the locker room – but was smiling at his teammates as

he headed into the tunnel.