Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/10/14

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 11: Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after a game winning touchdown run against the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said running back Jonathan Stewart is set to resume practicing for the Panthers on Tuesday, for the first time during the regular season. Stewart has missed the start of the 2013 season after undergoing ankle surgery in the offseason. Per the Charlotte Observer, Rivera was unclear about when Stewart might be able to return to game action. UPDATE: Jonathan Stewart has returned to practice. As anticipated, the Panthers are targeting a Week 9 return for Stewart and won’t rush him back into action on Thursday night. He’s not listed on the team injury report for Week 8. ______________________ The Panthers have a short week, as they prepare to travel to Tampa for a Thursday Night Football matchup with the Buccaneers. Rivera would not rule out the possibility of Jonathan Stewart being available for Thursday night’s game, though it seems that would be quite rushed with the short practice week. A more likely target date for Stewart’s return could be the following week when the Panthers play host to the Falcons on November 3rd. Stewart’s return would be a welcome addition to the Panthers’ backfield, where he has traditionally been deployed as the change-of-pace power back to the speedy DeAngelo Williams. The Panthers have been using fullback Mike Tolbert in a similar fashion, dating back to the end of last year when Stewart was first injured. It will be interesting to see if Stewart supplants Tolbert right away as the power back or if there if the two see a split in carries.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Clint Trickett retires due to concussions, hid two

Drew Stanton likely out for the year, postseason included

Byron Scott: ‘Idiots’ think Lakers are better team without Kobe

Undrafted QB Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start

Report: Alex Smith out Week 17 with lacerated spleen

Belichick: Garoppolo has better understanding of NFL

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

Curt Schilling gives Johnny Manziel advice on Twitter

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut with Texans?

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

Video: Rudy Gay tosses half-court alley-oop to McLemore

WATCH: Craig Sager is touched by outpouring of support during leukemia fight

Hiroki Kuroda returns to Japan, ditches Yankees

Kevin Garnett: ‘Very weird’ to see Celtics without Rajon Rondo

Report: New Jersey Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer

Mark Richt confirms Todd Gurley will leave UGA for NFL

Frank Gore: Colin Kaepernick is 'not broke'

The story of Morgan Bulkeley and birth of National League

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things the world learned about the NBA on Christmas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things learned about NBA on X-Mas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Year's most notable sports media stories

'Roberto Gronkowski wishes fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

Wright reaches out to slain officer's sons

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.