Sep 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) breaks up a pass intended for Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers' Steve Smith taking day off for hip injury

The Carolina Panthers are coming off a big victory against the New York Giants. Unfortunately for the Panthers and wide receiver Steve Smith suffered a hip injury which is being labeled a “hip pointer.”

The injury shouldn’t be cause for too much concern. The Panthers are heading into their bye week. The entire Panthers team will be off of practice tomorrow.

The injury sidelined him briefly, he only missed a couple of plays. He was targeted seven times against the New York Giants and caught 3 passes for 40 yards.

He hasn’t proven to be an effective wide receiver for fantasy teams, thought that has more to due with the Panthers lack of success throwing the ball then him necessarily. Right now ESPN ranks them 32nd, or dead last, in the NFL with an average of 170 yards passing a game.

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