Panthers DT Kemoeatu Schedules Surgery; Other Injury News

Darin Gantt was a twittering beast today at Day 2 of Panthers Training Camp. The big news continues to be the bites of the fierce injury bug:

daringantt Rookie OL CJ Davis went down with a right ankle injury, after being doubled over by DT Corvey Irvin. Trainers working on him.

Nice to hear Irvin is showing some power. Tough break for Davis if he misses some time but he has to be a long shot to make the roster. Kemo has made a quick decision to go under the knife:

daringantt Kemoeatu having surgery tomorrow, not ready to rule out a Dec/Jan return. Can't imagine how that's possible

We will hope for a quick recovery big guy.

daringantt G Duke Robinson hauled off in cart. Didn't see him go down. Might be a heat thing

The heat always gets somebody the first couple days. An update on Robinson came soon enough:

daringantt#Panthers officials are now saying that G Duke Robinson left the field because of heat-related issues. The heat in Oklahoma must be drier.

Ummm...heat is usually dry. There is less humidity though in OK land. ;) Might there be something to Robinsons' conditioning issues?

In other camp news:

After we mentioned yesterday that DE Everette Brown was far too quick for fellow rookie Patrick Brown in one-on-ones, the blocker got his revenge Tuesday. If Everette can't the first step in, he's going to struggle against bigger, stronger linemen. It's just something he's going to have to figure out, because Patrick locked him down several times.

As Brown said himself his quickness will only get him so far in the NFL. Lets not put unrealistic expectations on this rookie. He might need a year to make an impact.

Forget any notion that turning 30 means anything to Steve Smith.

There were a few nice plays downfield, perhaps the best by WR Steve Smith, with a five-cut reverse run that left a number of players standing still, including DE Julius Peppers. I've always said that of the top 10 plays Smith ever made, only four were in games. It might be three now.

He's playing at a very high level...still.

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