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.