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Smith sits out second practice with knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith
missed his second straight practice Thursday with a shin injury.

The team provided no further details on the seriousness of the
injury. Smith also sat out practice Wednesday.

The injury to Carolina's top receiver comes as the Panthers are
finally getting healthier at quarterback. Vinny Testaverde and
David Carr both practiced for a second straight day. Coach John Fox
gave no indication who would start Sunday at Green Bay.

Starting safety Deke Cooper also returned to practice after
sitting out Wednesday's workout with a shoulder injury. Running
back DeShaun Foster was back on the field after missing a day with
a sore toe.

Defensive tackle Damione Lewis (shoulder) missed his second
straight practice.