For the second straight offseason, Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart missed most of the significant on-field work at minicamp and summer school. This time the injury – considered mild – involves his left Achilles' tendon. Last season as a rookie he was recovering from toe surgery.
Stewart has been at practice, but mostly just listening to the play calls and watching other running backs take his turn.
He said he didn't need surgery, but was supposed to rest the tendon until training camp, which will begin Aug.2 in Spartanburg. “I'll be ready,” he said.