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Steve Smith has been diagnosed with a sprained PCL and is “week-to-week." He will not play Sunday vs the Falcons.
This diagnosis comes directly from the East Bunny. Smith appeared to have reinjured his hand while catching his only pass on Sunday then soon after crumbled to the ground in knee pain. Smith really isn't a factor in the Panthers offense anymore so this wouldn't be a big loss whatsoever in their playoff run.ANALYST: Jeff Mans
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett