Monday August 4, 2008
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith
has returned to practice, three days after breaking teammate Ken
Lucas' nose in a sideline fight. Lucas also was present at Monday's workout, but did not practice as he recovers from his injury.
Smith initially worked with the first team, even though the team
has suspended him for the first two regular-season games for
punching Lucas during a break in Friday's practice.
Smith rejoined the team Sunday night. He walked from the locker
room Monday morning with kicker John Kasay. When Smith realized he
forgot his gloves, he dropped his helmet and ran back into the
locker room. He returned five minutes later, and Lucas was about 10
steps behind him, wearing a jersey but no pads.
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