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November 30, 2009

Fox: Delhomme has broken finger in right (throwing) hand, Moore may start

Coach John Fox announced today in his weekly Monday news conference that quarterback Jake Delhomme suffered a broken finger on his right (throwing) hand late in Sunday's 17-6 loss to the New York Jets.

Fox said he became aware of the injury today, and that Delhomme apparently didn't know he'd be injured Sunday until he had pain and swelling today.

Fox said it's likely that backup Matt Moore will start out with the first team in practice Wednesday, greatly increasing the likelihood he'll start Sunday vs. Tampa Bay. While Fox wouldn't speculate on how long Delhomme could be sidelined, he made it clear Delhomme's status is uncertain for the foreseeable future.

Fox also said Delhomme was hardly the main person to blame for the Panthers' woeful performance on offense against the Jets, saying others on the offense played poorly also.

Other injuries sustained in the game included sprained ankles by running back DeAngelo WIlliams and receiver Dwayne Jjarett, and a sprained knee for defensive tackle Tank Tyler.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on November 30, 2009 at 12:55 PM | Permalink


Cop out.... he's not hurt.

Posted by: ClayB25 | Nov 30, 2009 1:06:47 PM

REALLY?!!?!?!?! wow john fox is such a wuss that he cant even admit he was wrong so he pulls some cop out about how jake is hurt?! PLEAAAAAAAAASE WHATEVER atleast he wont play

Posted by: mckenna | Nov 30, 2009 1:07:48 PM

LOL... how convenient to suddenly have a finger injury after that terrible performance. I always said it would take an injury to bench him.

Posted by: MARC | Nov 30, 2009 1:08:31 PM

wow, just wow man. Just man up and bench the guy.

Posted by: Henry | Nov 30, 2009 1:08:53 PM

Jake broke the finger on a reach around on Fox. Fox is such a female. I mean really!

Posted by: Brian | Nov 30, 2009 1:15:22 PM

I don't know why, but I am still amazed that Fox can never give a straight answer to anything... I mean, say Jake played poorly, and name other names too... His answer is always, Jake was not the only one who played poorly... Aside from the interception off Smith's foot, the other interceptions were Jake's fault... 99% of te time you can't blame someone else for an interception... it is the QBs fault plain and simple. Delhomme, Fox and Hurney need to go...and the sooner the better. They can start rebuilding this year, and get a jump on other teams...

Posted by: Mike | Nov 30, 2009 1:22:01 PM

says he is injured, but still won't come right out and bench him for poor performance....5 more games and if Jerry wakes up, Fox and Hurniea will be gone thank the lord....

Posted by: Phil | Nov 30, 2009 1:24:48 PM

Wanna bet Smitty broke Jake's finger?

Posted by: Dangburnit | Nov 30, 2009 1:28:40 PM

Every CB in the NFL is crying their eyes out right now

Posted by: Brian | Nov 30, 2009 1:30:10 PM

Fox is a Richard Cranium .

Posted by: dee gray | Nov 30, 2009 1:31:11 PM

I dont think a broken fingernail qualifies as a broken finger!!! At least in the N F L it doesn't!!! lol man up coach and just bench em!!!

Posted by: Unc ED | Nov 30, 2009 1:36:33 PM

Bullshit!!!! Fox is a biatch!!!!

Posted by: snowman3 | Nov 30, 2009 1:36:35 PM

Just kill me now.

Posted by: John | Nov 30, 2009 1:38:01 PM

WOW. What a joke by Fox. It really is time for him to pack his sh@# and leave. I think we all know Jake DID NOT break a finger. Just say it coach, Jake sucks and needs to be benched.

Posted by: ickmule | Nov 30, 2009 1:40:38 PM

thank you lord.an early xmas present.this season is over but i hope moore does well.i want him to prove to everybody what an idiot fox is in evaluating talent.remember desean foster,nick hayden,trading spoon in favor of mr fragile,dan morgan.moore has been beaten up and disrespected by fox.prove him wrong matt.

Posted by: ray | Nov 30, 2009 1:43:13 PM

And here the excuses come

Posted by: Bye Bye Peppers | Nov 30, 2009 1:45:52 PM

JOHN FOX a career in politics is waiting for you....

Posted by: bubba | Nov 30, 2009 1:46:51 PM

Give everyone a chance at QB. Then at least they will know the heir apparent isnt even on the roster.

Posted by: prometheus | Nov 30, 2009 1:47:06 PM

I happened to be watching the game and saw Delhomme clutch at his hand then shake it after he struck the helmet of the right guard and tackle as they were thrown back by the blitzing linebacker for the Jets. Evidently the coaches were not watching as they were not aware until Monday the hand was injured. Pitiful when you and your staff don't know a key player may be injured. Perhaps they were too busy with resumes, I hope.

Posted by: george | Nov 30, 2009 1:48:44 PM

12.7 passer rating yesterday.

Posted by: Mee | Nov 30, 2009 1:49:27 PM

It's so bad that my dog Jake is asking for a name change.

Posted by: fan | Nov 30, 2009 1:49:28 PM

What a cop out..Fox always has an excuse to take up for this sorry want to be football player. Why don't they both leave and then maybe we can get a good coach and quarterback. If you do leave pick up peppers on the way out of town.

Posted by: Frank | Nov 30, 2009 1:49:29 PM

Come on guys, afterall, "it is what it is".

Posted by: ROBRAY | Nov 30, 2009 1:51:51 PM

I am waiting to see the slip on cast to cover the "broken finger" that Jake suffered. I imagine the conversation went like "Fox, your QB just broke his finger. Understand???"

Posted by: altdude | Nov 30, 2009 1:52:15 PM

Thank god he didn't say Josh McClown was going to start. That would definately have been it for my ace.

Posted by: Brian | Nov 30, 2009 1:52:35 PM

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