Packers-Panthers: Player notes

Injury updates, news on individuals from each team

-- RT Mark Tauscher isn't expected to practice until late in the week after suffering a sprained ankle in the second half Sunday. Tauscher was held out for the final quarter of the game. LG Daryn Colledge slid over to replace Tauscher, and rookie Allen Barbre filled the spot at guard.

-- DE/DT Cullen Jenkins might miss some practice time this week because of a bruised knee he sustained late in the game.

-- LB Tracy White is expected to be kept off the field until Friday to allow for extra recovery for a sprained ankle. White played with the preexisting injury Sunday.

-- OL Junius Coston will be examined again Wednesday to determine whether he's fully recovered from an ankle injury. Coston was activated Sunday as an emergency backup. He had been in contention last week to regain the starting job at right guard, but lingering soreness in the ankle didn't work in his favor.

-- TE Bubba Franks likely will miss his fourth consecutive game as he continues to recover from a sprained knee.

-- Carolina's starting quarterback remained a mystery right up until Vinny Testaverde ran onto the field for the first offensive snap Sunday.

Testaverde said his foot felt fine after the game.

"I'm good," Testaverde said. "The Achilles was good enough to get me through the game. Being smart this week, hopefully we'll just keep moving forward in a positive direction, no setbacks like I had last week. We'll go from there."

With his team 4-5, Fox was asked Monday whom he considers his starting quarterback as the team moves forward. However, he wouldn't bite, saying that is something the team will look at later this week.

-- FS Deke Cooper injured his shoulder in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Atlanta and did not return. Fox would not discuss the extent of Cooper's injury on Monday. If Cooper can't go this week, the Panthers may have to turn to rookie Quinton Teal or veteran Marquand Manuel.

Teal filled in when Cooper went down with a shoulder injury in the third quarter of Carolina's 20-13 loss to Atlanta on Sunday.

-- QB David Carr will be re-evaluated Wednesday after missing Sunday's game with a concussion. At this point, it's unclear who will start at quarterback against Green Bay.

-- WR Steve Smith was held to 61 yards Sunday and had a fumble at the 2-yard line that resulted in a touchback.

-- DT Damione Lewis left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury, but he did return.

-- WR Dwayne Jarrett saw his most extensive action of the season and caught a couple of passes from Testaverde.

-- RB DeShaun Foster injured his toe Sunday. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

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