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December 25, 2009

Williams, Sutton doubtful to play vs. Giants

Panthers leading rusher DeAngelo Williams didn't practice for the third straight day and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Williams suffered a left ankle injury near the end of the first quarter of last week's win over Minnesota.

Also doubtful after missing a third straight day of work is running back Tyrell Sutton (calf).

If neither can go Sunday, the Panthers are expected to start Jonathan Stewart and to have rookie Mike Goodson as the backup.

Stewart is listed on the injury report as questionable due to his sore Achilles, but he fully participated in today's practice.

Also questionable with full participation today: quarterback Matt Moore (shoulder) and cornerback Richard Marshall (ankle).

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on December 25, 2009 at 02:03 PM | Permalink


Sounds like Johmoron is getting his excuse ducks in a row.

Posted by: Ben | Dec 25, 2009 3:19:22 PM

This might sound dumb, but is it not time to point some fingers at our trainers and medical staff? Every year (with the exception of 2008), it seems as though our team is decimated by injuries. These guys never get better and either go on IR or just don't play Sunday. It can't just be bad luck every time, can it?

Posted by: Stewart | Dec 25, 2009 3:32:01 PM

Most of the injury report is all a ruse just to keep the other team guessing.

Posted by: pland67 | Dec 25, 2009 3:59:00 PM

How can you blame the medical staff for a player hitting Williams on the leg & hurting his ankle? I guess you could try & blame them for some things, if players are pulling muscles, i dont know about that either though. When a player gets hurt in a game the Staff cant hold any blame what so ever.

Posted by: MrBernz | Dec 25, 2009 4:01:04 PM

Ben you sound like a sheep, saying Fox is faking players injuries to have an excuse? really? Is that what you really think? You think all these players are in a conspiracy theory with Fox, they dont care about their futures as long as Fox has an excuse? They dont want to build up good stats as long as Fox has an excuse? Can you look in a mirror & say this "ahmah embuh sill"....

Posted by: MrBernz | Dec 25, 2009 4:03:54 PM

The team sucked week 1 when there were no injuries. This coaching staff, front office, and Joke Glacomma have sucked all year.

Posted by: kevin | Dec 25, 2009 4:24:13 PM

Kevin, are you retarded? This team has had injuries since 30 minutes into training camp when Kemo went down for the year and they've just kept piling on. And Stewart might actually have a valid point. While many of the injuries were just accidents, some of them such as Kemo might have to be blamed on the trainers. Either way, I'm glad that Goodson will be able to play on Sunday because I'd like to see what he can do.

Posted by: Reid | Dec 25, 2009 4:33:03 PM

So Kemo being out in game 1 caused Joke to throw 5 interceptions? Reid you are the retarded one. If Fox had put Joke's bojangles ass on the bench after week 1 we would have a chance at a playoff bid.

Posted by: kevin | Dec 25, 2009 6:21:13 PM

Kevin - All good points on Fox and Jake, but that has nothing to do with us having more starters on IR than any team in the NFL, for the second time in three years. All I was wondering is if it's mere coincidence, or if there is some blame to go around. Don't think for a second all trainers and medical staff are equal, just as players and coaches aren't equal. Certain NFL teams (Dallas comes to mind - Ware played the week after leaving on a stretcher) have superior trainers and medical staff. I'm just wondering if we don't...

Posted by: Stewart | Dec 25, 2009 6:49:41 PM

Panthers fans should brace themselves for Jakes return next year.I feel bad for jake, but if Hurney and Fox can't come to grips with the fact that jakes elbow will NEVER be the same no matter how much rehab you do. Tommy john surgery is not going to make the elbow 100%, forget about the broke finger. Now we might get to see jake flounder slowly to the bitter end next year, I don't think many fans want to see that. But you have to give jake credit, before that injury he was solid. Lets hope Moore stays healthy, the odds jakes elbow gets any better are slim.

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Posted by: NFL draft | Dec 25, 2009 9:55:01 PM

none of our coaches and trainers are first class. we remind me of high schoolers against pros. We have a sports reporter for a gm, a washed up def coord for a head coach, a reject from celeveland as off coord., a reject from celevland for a qb coach, a lifetime backup as our opening day qb. when you add all of this up we are a average to below average team. You can't make chicken pie out of a bunch of chicken sh--.

Posted by: kevin | Dec 25, 2009 11:18:47 PM

The name Kevin must be latin for dumb a s s

Posted by: MrBernz | Dec 25, 2009 11:50:31 PM

Ben-Gay...? EXTREMELY! It's people like you that make that world a sadder place. Seriously.

Posted by: SYRPIS | Dec 26, 2009 1:27:40 AM

On a positvie note, I still think the Cats can pull this one off too. At least the Giants won't have the officials cheating for them. That means this new and re-energized team, with Moore at the helm, has a chance!


Posted by: SYRPIS | Dec 26, 2009 1:29:36 AM

And Bobby, there is too much money invested in the "Ragin Cajun" billboard to just cut ties with him abruptly. He will be on the roster for at least one more season, and he will be doing more commercials for Hard-Jangles.

As long as he takes a pay cut, I'm all for it. Like Smith said, as a person...., as a player though...! He will make a serviceable backup though and keep pressure on Moore (or whoever else they may bring in).

This way, everyone saves face (sort of) and can still benefit from that huge mistake of the contract extension. At this point, it is what it is.

Posted by: SYRPIS | Dec 26, 2009 1:36:07 AM



Posted by: SYRPIS | Dec 26, 2009 1:46:38 AM

I agree with you syrpis, we should'nt throw him under the bus, but is throwing him to the wolve's any better? its tough watching him struggle, but moore looks to be growing into starter material.

Posted by: Bobby | Dec 26, 2009 10:30:56 AM

BUT if you do train correctly, it can help prevent many of the injuries by making certain muscles stronger.

Posted by: Clay | Dec 26, 2009 11:42:56 AM

Hey Clay:
How exactly was Thomas Davis supposed to make his ACL stronger? How was Jordan Gross supposed to strengthen his leg to withstand a huge man falling on it? Let's leave the medical knowledge to the experts.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Dec 26, 2009 12:34:36 PM

We always have injuries the year after a winning season. We have coaches and trainers who do not know how to get the most out of the players.

Posted by: kevin | Dec 26, 2009 1:54:30 PM

GO PANTHERS!!!!! All you hater's suck nuts!!

Posted by: mr.mrgarcia | Dec 26, 2009 3:48:39 PM

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