Good thing that Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver Steve Smith doesn't play baseball. He wouldn't have much left.
Smith apparently managed to break his arm playing flag football at his Youth Football Camp. He somehow fell and tried to brace his fall with his left forearm, the same one that he had injured last season.
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He'll miss most of the Panthers training camp, which for a veteran like him, isn't the worst that could happen. The feeling is that he'll be good to go by the time the season starts in September.
We hope that the timeline is right, but the Panthers probably should be concerned. The fact that it was near a similar injury is a bit disconcerting. Playing in the NFL is a bit more jarring and stressful on the bones than flag football. Smith is one of the better players in the league and certainly a leader for the Panthers, we'd hate to see this be the end of his career.