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Carolina Panthers' Kurt Coleman Suffered Foot Sprain against the Atlanta Falcons

The Carolina Panthers got some positive news on Tuesday that safety Kurt Coleman suffered only a foot sprain against the Atlanta Falcons.

The injuries seem to be mounting for the Carolina Panthers but the team did get positive news about one key player in their secondary. During his press conference on Tuesday, Ron Rivera said that that safety Kurt Coleman suffered only a foot sprain and described it as "not bad." He said they "feel pretty good about it and he is doing all the rehab stuff today (Tuesday)."

Coleman didn't receive a great deal of fanfare when the Panthers signed him in the offseason but has exceeded expectations. He is second in the league in interceptions with seven and while he finished Top 2 among fan voting for the Pro Bowl, he just missed out on a selection.

Entering this year, the thought process was that Coleman would challenge Roman Harper for the starting job with second-year safety Tre Boston playing well at the end of last season. However, the coaching staff elected to go with a veteran safety duo with Harper and Coleman, which has worked very well this season.

The six-year veteran not only is close to leading the league in interceptions, he is third on the Panthers in tackles behind only Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis.

Rivera sounded optimistic about Coleman's injury on Tuesday and it is going to be interesting to see just how much work he gets this week in practice.

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