SPARTANBURG, S.C.-- Carolina wide receiver Steve Smith has injured his finger during practice.
Smith's finger was cut, but x-rays revealed no broken bones.
Smith, a four-time Pro Bowl selection and the team's No. 1 receiver, left Tuesday's practice early on a golf cart to have his finger checked out by the medical staff.
After practice, coach Ron Rivera feared Smith might have dislocated the finger.
Smith is the team's all-time leader in touchdowns and figures to play a pivotal role in Carolina's offense this season.