In today’s early dose of “oh, that can’t be good,” a report surfaced that Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was forced to withdraw from a recent golf tournament because of issues with his ankles. If you can’t even stand on the course before hopping on a cart and driving to the next hole, there is almost no chance that you will be ready for the start of training camp, so it doesn’t look good for Stewart.
The good news for the Panthers is that Stewart should be ready to go for the start of the season, but he will be without any of the preparation and workouts that will get him in to game shape.
Panthers head coach Ron Rivera recently saw Stewart doing some minor workouts at Bank of America Stadium and he seems pleased with what he saw.
“He’s been very diligent about that. So I’m pretty excited about it,” Rivera said, via the Charlotte Observer. “I’m pretty excited about getting him back full throttle and ready to go. He’s been rehabbing and working with our trainers. We’ll see once we get to the 25th.”