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November 15, 2009

LT Gross has broken ankle

The Panthers were ecstatic after their 28-19 win over Atlanta Sunday, but also had to deal with the sobering news that left tackle Jordan Gross suffered a broken left ankle in the first half and may be out for the season.

Gross was carted off the field after an Atlanta player fell on his leg.

Travelle Wharton moved from left guard to left tackle to fill the vacancy, while Mackenzy Bernadeau entered the game as the new left guard.

The duo played well and combined to open the hole that Jonathan Stewart ran through for his 45-yard game-clinching touchdown run with 2:07 remaining.

Coach John Fox said he didn't know yet whether there was any chance of Gross returning this season, but it doesn't look at all promising.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on November 15, 2009 at 05:26 PM | Permalink


Its a damn shame. Cant win for losing

Posted by: Falana | Nov 15, 2009 5:28:14 PM

Agreed Falana....Hope it isnt season ending though....we have enough of those already

Posted by: Jennifer | Nov 15, 2009 5:32:52 PM

And the hits just keep on coming ! Get well soon J.G. !

Posted by: nasty 704 | Nov 15, 2009 7:56:19 PM

Big Loss. Maybe one of the young guys can step forward. Schwartz or Robinson.

Posted by: par404 | Nov 15, 2009 8:04:07 PM

Yea par404, we are deep with O-line talent, but some of it is still just needs to work with the 1st team. They've got 4 days to get tight !!

Posted by: nasty 704 | Nov 15, 2009 10:42:28 PM

Screw him and his ego... contract negotiating piece of *&$%!!! Problem is, Wharton is marginal at LT, and their depth has been deplteted this offseason thanks to the Gross/Poopers combo!

Posted by: SYRPIS | Nov 16, 2009 6:26:02 AM

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