Rucker Continues Recovery


When defensive end Mike Rucker’s 2006 season was cut short by a knee injury, it appeared his tenure with the Carolina Panthers may come to an end.  Rucker suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers last December.  The injury was expected to sideline Rucker into the 2007 season, and there was some speculation the Panthers would release the nine-year vet.  But after a vigorous rehab program, Rucker has been able to practice with the team during training camp.   He says he feels like he is at the “halfway point” in his recovery and has more hurdles to clear before he is 100 percent healthy.  Rucker ranks second in team history with 52-and-a-half sacks, one fewer than fellow defensive end Julius Peppers.  The Panthers will hold one practice at 3:10 this afternoon. 

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