The Carolina Panthers were without one of their best offensive weapons in their regular season finally against the Atlanta Falcons, but wide receiver Steve Smith says there’s no question whether he’ll be on the field for Sunday’s playoff game against the 49ers.
H/T: Charlotte Observer
“It’s not about can I go? It’s about how confident do I feel when I am going? I will play Sunday,” Smith said. “But it’s how much of that I don’t worry about the knee. That’s when the confidence increases.
“And that’s by still doing treatment, still doing things everyday to build that muscle memory, to know where my limit is on how to bend it and all that stuff. And truly, that only can be worked out by pushing it more and more every day.”
I’m sure no one was happier about last week’s bye than Smith who used the extra time to rehab his sprained posterior cruciate ligament.
The Panther’s will definitely need his offensive and emotional presence if they’re going to have a chance at defeating a 49ers team that has been playing very well and will enter Bank of America stadium looking to avenge their week 10 home loss.