Coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday receiver Steve Smith remains unable to put weight on the foot. The good news, per Rivera, is that the infection has “gotten much better.”
The lingering nature of the condition has created speculation that Smith may have had a staph infection. During the weekly Wednesday morning PFT visit with The Mac Attack on WFNZ in Charlotte, co-host Chris McClain said that he received an email from a Panthers source indicating that Smith did not have a staph infection.
While it's good news that Smith is getting better, it's still alarming that he's unable to put weight on the foot. His mobility should come back quickly once the infection is gone.