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Walls might play but Muhammad out for Sunday.

Charlotte, NC – Tight End Wesley Walls may play against Cardinals despite broken finger, coach John Fox said that he expect Walls to play Sunday, even though Walls remains listed as questionable because of a broken ring finger on his left hand. Walls was injured during practice Thursday. Walls is coming off only his second game without a catch since joining the Panthers in 1996 and has just seven receptions for 94 yards and one touchdown this season.

"He should be fine," Panthers coach John Fox said following Friday's practice. "They're going to put a splint on it. He just broke it Thursday, and he's got stitches in there, and it was a compound (fracture). We'll check it out Sunday."

The new for wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad is not as good and will not play Sunday because of a lingering hamstring problem that forced him to miss last Sunday's loss at Green Bay.

Backup running back Nick Goings (ribs) is questionable, with a final decision expected just before kickoff.

Rookie running back DeShaun Foster (knee surgery) remains out.

Sunday's game will be televised locally after the Panthers made good use of a 24-hour extension granted them by the NFL to sell out 72,350-seat Ericsson Stadium. The Panthers avoided what would have been the second television blackout in franchise history - and this season - by selling about 700 remaining tickets by yesterday's 1 p.m. deadline.



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