Steve Smith Injury: Updates on Carolina Panthers WR's Knee and Return

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IDecember 22, 2013

USA Today

Updates from Sunday, Jan. 12

Steve Reed of the Associated Press confirms Steve Smith is active against the 49ers, as the Panthers announced their full inactive list:

Panthers WR Steve Smith is active.

— Steve Reed (@SteveReedAP) January 12, 2014

#Panthers Inactives: WR King, WR McNutt, CB Norman, RB Stewart, LB Connor, OL Bond, DE Horton. #SFvsCAR

— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 12, 2014

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com previously reported Smith was expected to play:

Injury updates: #Panthers WR Steve Smith is telling people he’s “positive” he’s playing. And #Chargers expect RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) to go

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2014