Carolina Panthers' Week 4 Injury Report
*Injury statuses courtesy of Panthers.com
- Even though the week started with Ron Rivera optimistic for the Carolina Panthers having Luke Kuechly return to action after missing the last two weeks with the concussion, he has been ruled out. Rivera had mentioned he made it to the next step in the concussion protocol but did not practice all week. The Panthers' star linebacker will now have four weeks to recover from his concussion.
- It does look like the team will have Thomas Davis available against the Bucs. There was some questions about his availabilty due to a pec injury but he was a full participant on Thursday and Friday. He was listed as probable on the injury report, which is a good indication that he is likely to play.
- The offense looks like it will be at full strength in the backfield with both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert listed as probable after full practices on Friday. Both backs did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday, which raises questions about whether they would play.
- The offensive line once again will be light at offensive tackle with both Daryl Williams and Amini Silatolu, who was the immediate backup at offensive tackle, ruled out for Sunday's game. If Michael Oher or Mike Remmers are forced to miss any snaps, I would expect Chris Scott to step in. Hopefully Daryl Williams is able to return after the bye week, which is right in the middle of the expected recovery time from his knee injury suffered in Week 1.
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