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Carolina Panthers star frustrated with practice

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Carolina Panthers star Steve Smith has revealed that he wasn't happy with how his second practice session went, reports ESPN

The wide receiver, who has only just returned to practice after spraining his left knee, has admitted that things have not gone to plan since his return. 

Smith believes he has overdone it in his two sessions and is currently down to 57% fitness. 

Speaking to reporters, Smith said: "Seventy-one [percent] yesterday. I think I overdid it. Fifty-seven [percent] today. Just went down." 

However the wide receiver has dismissed suggestions of a setback having not played since December 22 against the New Orleans.

He continued by saying: "If we're on a curve, no. If we're on a curving grading system, there is no setback. If there's no curve, then it's a setback."

Despite his struggles in practice, Smith could still play against the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's NFC playoff. Smith is sure he will be fine and believes he will be fine in the near future. 

He finished by saying: "Just didn't go as well as I thought. It will be all right. A little treatment. I did everything. I just probably overdid it."

Attentions will now turn to Sunday's playoff clash with the New Orleans and Smith will be desperate to make a return as he looks to continue his recovery in the upcoming days. 

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