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September 29, 2008

Gross' status depends on what docs say

Panthers coach John Fox didn't have any new information today on the concussion suffered by offensive tackle Jordan Gross in Sunday's 24-9 victory against the Atlanta Falcons.

Fox said he still hasn't received a full report from doctors on the severity of Gross's concussion, which occurred in the first quarter when a Falcons defender's knee hit his head.

"We'll rely on what the doctors say," said Fox. "They'll evaluate him and they're way ahead of where they were 15 years ago with that kind of thing. We'll just rely on what the medical people say and go from there."

Fox didn't know if Gross would play in this Sunday's home game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

"I don't think there are hard and fast rules about any injuries, particularly head injuries," said Fox. "I'll err on the side of what medical people say. They're the experts. I would not put somebody in harm's way with any injury."

Fox said he saw Gross after the game.

"He was good," Fox said. "He felt fine. We were really relieved that a neck injury wasn't involved. After that, it's something we can deal with."

-- David Scott 

Posted by Observer Sports on September 29, 2008 at 12:59 PM | Permalink


time to check the FA list, or what?

Posted by: dusty | Sep 29, 2008 1:11:02 PM

Nope! Just move Travell Wharton over to left tackle and let Hangarter start at left guard and all is well.

Posted by: Revshawn | Sep 29, 2008 2:38:57 PM

Will this hurt his "stock?" I wonder if he's still being arrogant about getting the franchise tag??

Posted by: Keeping it Real | Sep 29, 2008 4:53:42 PM

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