Panthers running back Stephen Davis did not practice on Wednesday and remains questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship game.
Davis didn't do interviews on Wednesday, except to offer one ambiguous response about his availability for Sunday's game: "I'm pretty confident I might be (playing)."
Davis is still bothered by a pulled quadriceps, but walked without a limp in the locker room. He's scheduled to do interviews on Thursday.
When asked if Davis will practice on Thursday, Panthers head coach John Fox said, "We'll see when we get there."
Either way, a decision on Davis may not be made until game day. The weather on Sunday is expected to be in the 20s, which won't make it any easier on Davis' pulled muscle.
Davis ran for a franchise-record 1,444 yards during the regular season despite missing two games. However, the Panthers were 2-0 in the games Davis didn't play, although Foster didn't put up great numbers in either game rushing for a combined 131 yards on 43 carries, or slightly more than three yards per carry.
However, in two other games in which Davis started and left the game with an injury -- against Indianapolis early in the season and St. Louis last week -- Foster came up, running for a combined 180 yards on 37 carries.
"The coaching staff and players have had confidence in DeShaun all year long," Fox said. "When called upon, he's done an outstanding job. In a similar game against Indianapolis, on the road, he stepped in and did a great job.
"We have a lot of confidence in him. People don't know as much about him because he hasn't had as much playing time, but we don't feel like we drop off with him in there at all."
Although there's a public perception that Davis and Foster have completely different running styles, Fox doesn't view it that way.
"The similarity is they're both big, fast strong runners, that can run outside and inside," Fox said. "I don't see a lot of differences ... I look at them the same."