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August 28, 2009

Godfrey 'artificially' healing

Panthers coach John Fox said Friday that safety Charles Godfrey's broken hand is "artificially" healing -- meaning some kind of hardware (a plate, screws) was inserted when he had surgery earlier this week.

Fox said Godfrey broke a bone on the top of his right hand in the Panthers' loss last Saturday to the Miami Dolphins. Having a plate/screws inserted,  Fox said, circumvents the natural healing process and will allow Godfrey to wear a cast that will give him the freedom to more freely move his hand (as opposed to a club-type cast) when he plays again.

When that is, though, Fox wouldn't say. He said Godfrey is "day to day."

Fox also said some regulars who have been limited by injuries this preseason could play next week against Pittsburgh in the Panthers' final exhibition. Players like R Steve Smith, LB Thomas Davis and RB Jonathan Stewart haven't played in the Panthers' first two exhibitions. Fox wouldn't say whether they would play Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens. Stewart, who hasn't practiced in more than two weeks because of a sore Achilles, is a virtual certainty not to play against the Ravens. -- David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on August 28, 2009 at 10:56 AM | Permalink


Haha! They finally got some details out of Fox! Well done for the reporter that caught taht!

Posted by: Revshawn | Aug 28, 2009 11:17:11 AM

we need some depth in the secondary...not much experience back there...guess Nate Salley was a bust of a pick? want to see more of the Captain in nickel this week

Posted by: Bobcat Terry | Aug 28, 2009 12:31:50 PM

coach john fox got shot in the face...he's listed as day to day....i mean really let's be honest to the fans man

Posted by: str8chillin | Aug 28, 2009 12:37:34 PM

R Steve Smith? What the heck position is "R"? I assume you mean WR. I sometimes wonder if beat reporters even take their jobs seriously. "R" unbelievable.

Posted by: rcummings | Aug 28, 2009 12:40:53 PM

Hey rcummings... did you come on here just to find something to gripe about. It's ok. Calm down! I now understand why we have so many Panthers and Bobcats fans that just want to complain all the time, you do it about everything!

Posted by: TonyB | Aug 28, 2009 12:54:07 PM

Hey TonyB

Kiss my @ss

Posted by: rcummings | Aug 28, 2009 1:14:01 PM

Why do reporters even interview Fox anymore...its always one of two damn lines...

"it is what it is"
"he's day to day"

Sorry, I forgot about his one epiphany last year after the Arizona loss...
"we picked a bad day to have a bad day"

So profound and in depth.

Posted by: julius peppers | Aug 28, 2009 1:33:03 PM

memories (nightmares) of Doug Evans in the late 90's (true Panther fans know what I'm referring to).

Posted by: Jim | Aug 28, 2009 1:34:25 PM

r cummings aka comic book guy from the simpsons. "worst beat reporter ever". seriously dude, get a life you sniveling biznitch.

Posted by: ed turner | Aug 28, 2009 1:43:57 PM

thats what happens when you try to arm tackle pussyboy. you break your little hand.

Posted by: dick butkis | Aug 28, 2009 2:14:19 PM

str8chillin: At least he's telling something, by something I mean nothing. If he was Belichick, he would just lie about them.

rcummings: stop your griping, it's annoying. You sound like an 11-year old

Posted by: Bob | Aug 28, 2009 2:20:24 PM

Yeah shutup rcummings you dork. Everyone's sick of whiny Panther fans day to day.

Posted by: Bayou Panther | Aug 28, 2009 2:50:15 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again: John Fox was not "elected" coach. His job is to win games and carry out the wishes of the Richardson family, not to report to the fans on his every thought. As a fan, I wish I could know everything there is to know about my team, but the sense of entitlement so many fans adopt is just unseemly. The only thing you're promised happens on gameday. Otherwise you can speculate and interpret the info given out, but we aren't "owed" anything. The NFL is not a public coop, it's private business. We're just watching!

Posted by: Jones | Aug 28, 2009 2:59:38 PM

panther and bobcats fans are winers and complain too much about nothing, for example, rcumings..i see in the blogs all the time..get a life..i love the opanther and bobcats for what they are, my hometwon teams..all the true fans start bashing the ones who complain on the blogs, maybe they will go away

Posted by: tim | Aug 28, 2009 3:18:17 PM

Let me get this straight. So I understand. You completely evolved, totally mature rocket scientists wanted to take the time in belittle a fan for being upset with shotty reporting/ writing standards? A GUY THAT GETS PAID TO WRITE OPINION AND REGURGITATE WHATS ALREADY ON THE NEWS WIRE COULDN'T TAKE THE TIME TO WRITE A "W?" That's NOT irritating? Just wait till you start watching the games this season. So, what exactly does it say about you that YOU whine about whiney fans? IF panther "fans" whose loyalty is unquestioned because they senselessly, illogically and emotionally support EVERYTHING their team does as if they were married to them; WOULD question more things and complain more we MAY get our team to push a little harder to satisfy those who PAY THEIR FREAKIN SALARIES! Doesn't anyone even begin to pay attention to how avid AND loyal NY, Pit., Boston fans are and complain, rant everyday... and how many championships each has. Ever think the squeaky wheel gets the grease. How about the more kind gentler, take it in the %$F# fans... now who's teams're winning titles with THOSE people? RANT, COMPLAIN AND LETS GET A REAL QB, A BOLD OFFENSIVE GAME PLAN AND DEPTH VS. ONE OVERPAID WHINY DEFENSIVE END!

Posted by: handyman | Aug 28, 2009 3:35:01 PM

Handyman, you have an incredibly inflated sense of the importance fans hold in this equation. Nobody ever won a title because they were driven on by the bitching of their fanbase, as if they didn't realize they were supposed to win until someone yelled at them to do it. And the problem isn't whether people bitch or not. It's that they bitch about things they don't understand and usually can't possible understand like what went on in contract negotiations or why this, that or the other personnel move was or wasn't made. It's selective memories and armchair coaching that's the problem, because in the end there's nothing left but the drone of "why didn't we do better." If you think that's what makes teams win, then I wonder why you even bother to watch the sport in the first place. And oh yeah, there are more people bitching and so on in Ny, Pitt & Boston because there are more people in those places, you moron. Never have I seen such passionate defense of the right to be a baby then on these boards! You pay their salaries, do you? How much have you contributed to that cause might I ask? And what makes you think that your buying a ticket entitles you to anything, anyway? If I own stock in GE, does the CEO have to run his dinner plans by me? Ask me who he can hire? Grow up, man!

Posted by: Jones | Aug 28, 2009 3:50:19 PM

No, I thought about it and I'm wrong to use owning stock as an analogy. It's more like if we attended a concert of a band and then expected to have a say in what the next album was called. We don't pay their salaries, we consume their product.

Posted by: Jones | Aug 28, 2009 4:03:28 PM

Amen, handyman. These are grown men who get paid millions to entertain. Football is game that can be played by ten years so I dont get all the secrecy & hush hush way they operate. Its a game Fox! This isnt some top secret military assignment where you have to keep the details hidden or your life will be on the line! The fans pay your salary so they have a right to hear more in depth as to exactly what is wrong with the players on the team! Homers have a hard time distinguishing complaining & concern. Anytime anyone says something brutally honest about this team, its complaining & they are not real fans. We expect the best & most entertaining product on the field every Sunday!

Posted by: D.W.G. | Aug 28, 2009 4:15:33 PM

The fact that a reporter omits a W from WR doesn't "irritate" me in the least. After all, this isn't a printed newspaper - it's a friggin' blog!

What does irritate me is whiney posters who complain about "shotty" (sic) writing standards but couldn't "take the time" to look up a word to increase their chances of spelling it correctly.

Posted by: dogear | Aug 28, 2009 4:32:13 PM

Our style at the Observer is to use just "R", rather than "WR." A "wide" receiver is actually redundant, if you think about it.
Hope that helps.
David Scott

Posted by: David Scott | Aug 28, 2009 4:38:19 PM

WOW! Can't wait for the game tomorrow! GO PANTHERS!

Posted by: JW | Aug 28, 2009 4:54:20 PM

Yall arguing over petty things. Gametime tomorrow. Talk about the team or the game

Posted by: jake the snake | Aug 28, 2009 4:58:28 PM

hey rcummings - move your nose!

Posted by: DBIGCAT | Aug 28, 2009 5:40:48 PM

You need to get your facts straight - Richardson pays the salaries of the coaches and players. The teams receive a share of TV revenue which goes toward the operation of the teams. Ticket sales are only a part of the revenue the Panthers organization receives. As important as you like to believe you are in the scheme of things - you are not a shareholder and have no rights to expect any information about the team unless and when they want you to have it. You are right about one thing - its not a top secret military assignment but it is a business and, as such, the organization has every right to maintain confidentiality with their product, ie., the team and specifically the players.

Since you are so fond of referring to people as "homers", what is the opposite of a homer?

Posted by: DBIGCAT | Aug 28, 2009 5:53:40 PM

I'm reminded of that old song that went, "Fools to the left of me, jokers to the right; here I am stuck in the middle with (Jones and dogear)you."

This blog shows the American right of free speech at its finest, doesn't it?

Posted by: bigdavis | Aug 28, 2009 6:08:16 PM

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