The Secrecy Behind Jonathan Stewart's Ankle

David ScercyCorrespondent IJune 13, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 23:   Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers heads upfield on his way to a 50 yard TD in the second quarter of the NFL preseason game against the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium on August 23, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

It is no surprise that you cannot get an answer from Marty Hurney concerning one of the Panthers' players.

The Panthers' front office has a reputation for keeping quiet about personnel moves in general, as well as injuries. They only report what they have to, when they have to.

Jonathan Stewart has missed all of the Carolina Panthers' activities this offseason. It was first reported around June 1 that he was day-to-day with an ankle issue.

As the days went by, the team became tight-lipped about Stewart’s status, and Stewart himself has ignored reporters.

Although there is no reason to speculate at this point, I don’t expect to see Stewart next week as the team prepares for its final week of activities before training camp begins Aug. 2.

Stewart also missed all the Panthers' activities last season recovering from turf toe.

Hopefully this is a minor setback for Stewart, and he arrives at camp 100 percent healthy and ready to go.

However, the failed attempt at getting answers causes some to wonder exactly what is going on with Stewart’s ankle. But it wouldn’t be any surprise at all if Hurney just doesn’t want to talk about it.