Panthers WR Hill carted off the field with right leg injury

AP Sports Writer

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill has been carted off the field with a right leg injury.

Hill attempted to make a catch across the middle during practice Saturday, but came down wrong on his leg and fell to the ground in obvious pain. Trainers taped Hill's knee before helping him on to a cart.

There was no immediate word on the extent of the injury.

The former New York Jets' second-round pick was battling for a roster spot in Carolina. He spent last season on the Panthers' practice squad.

It's been a rough week for Hill.

He was cited Tuesday by police in Concord, North Carolina for knowingly possessing drug paraphernalia with intent to use. Coach Ron Rivera said the arrest wouldn't affect Hill's chances of making the team.

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