Dec 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) lays on the field after an injury during the first quarter of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Smith to have MRI on Monday


On Sunday afternoon, Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith left the team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints early with a knee injury. Smith went down after extending for an overthrown pass from Cam Newton and coming down awkwardly.

He was unable to return.

The good news for Carolina is that the injury to Smith is not expected to be serious, but he will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the full extent of the damage.

“I am told that is nothing, but it doesn’t feel like nothing,” Smith said.

Smith said that he heard something pop in his knee, but he seems confident that he should not miss an extended period of time.

We will learn more about Smith’s status on Monday after he visits the team facility for his evaluation.

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