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November 19, 2011

Jeremy Shockey will not play vs. Lions

The Panthers will be missing one of their top receivers Sunday at Detroit after tight end Jeremy Shockey stayed in Charlotte with sore ribs, according to a team spokesman.

Shockey, the Panthers' fifth-leading receiver with 24 catches for 311 yards and a touchdown, did not practice all week after taking a shot while blocking on the Panthers' first offensive play in last week's 30-3 loss to Tennessee.

Ben Hartsock, primarily a blocking tight end, will back up Greg Olsen against the Lions.

Shockey, 31, had played through a broken finger he sustained in Week 1 and came back to play against New Orleans last month a week suffering a concussion at Chicago. Shockey missed 10 games due to injury in three seasons with the Saints before being cut during the offseason.

Middle linebacker Dan Connor, who left the Titans' game with a neck/shoulder injury, and rookie cornerback Brandon Hogan (knee) both made the trip to Detroit and are questionable for Sunday's game.

Reserve linebacker Jason Phillips (calf strain) will miss his second consecutive game.

--Joseph Person


Posted by Observer Sports on November 19, 2011 at 03:08 PM | Permalink


I think and hope that if the Panthers were in a different situation, if they were in reasonable shape for a playoff position rather than 2-7, then Shockey would be trying his hardest to get on the field against the Lions.

Posted by: Out of town Panther fan | Nov 19, 2011 3:35:49 PM

I've never known Shockey to be a quitter. He's too passionate about football. I saw when he got hurt in the game last week and he came back to finish the game. A shot to your ribs will shut the biggest man down. He'll be back soon!

Posted by: Kev03 | Nov 19, 2011 3:49:54 PM

Yeah, a shot to the ribs can hurt and bruised ribs will hurt for a while, but players have played with broken ribs, Romo for example, earlier this season. I think Romo almost even punctured a long from a broken rib and kept playing, as well as played in the following game. I think and hope the difference here is the chances of their teams on the season in making the playoffs. The season was still early enough for Romo and the Cowboys while the Panthers chances at 2-7 are pretty much over.

Posted by: Out of town Panther fan | Nov 19, 2011 4:11:42 PM

Shockey's a tough one,so my guess is his ribs injury is presently pretty painful.
Just hope he is ready to go against the Colts next Sunday.
On a side note,i also hope the Panthers resign Shockey next year,one has to like the veteran presence he brings to the team.

Posted by: Black--Panther | Nov 19, 2011 4:34:46 PM

Tony Romo, had broken ribs and a punctured lung earlier in season and wasn't a wuss, he hasn't missed a game. That's the difference between a true NFL team and one that just wants to take fans money

Posted by: SargeTN | Nov 19, 2011 5:44:51 PM

Being Im allowed to post here and not anywhere else on Charlotte.com. I have to say i never in my life thought that the Charlotte Observer would become a communistic style Newspaper and ban people from posting the truth. The Newspaper version of Fox News

Posted by: SargeTN | Nov 19, 2011 5:47:48 PM

"Tony Romo, had broken ribs and a punctured lung earlier in season and wasn't a wuss, he hasn't missed a game. That's the difference between a true NFL team and one that just wants to take fans money"...........while I understand your comment and underlying theme, remember that Romo had to play to give you the best chance to win and perhaps make the playoffs for the first time since Jaws was a minnow. I'm sure you're a Dallas fan so remember your place in the NFC pecking order, check your ticket prices and the price tag of your pretty new stadium that Jerry built for you "fans".

Posted by: SargeDingle | Nov 19, 2011 5:51:23 PM

I love Shockey's passion and energy, but this maybe why he is no longer in New Orleans! Past frustrating!

Posted by: 10-4!! | Nov 19, 2011 11:19:34 PM

If he has bruised ribs, that can be very painful. It is very painful to breathe let alone move/ twist your torso. I'm sure they would rather him take a game or two off than to be out for several games. Besides, I don't buy for one minute he didn't do all he could to be out on the field today. He is a serious competitor!!!!!!

Posted by: Demisfit2000 | Nov 20, 2011 10:02:31 AM

The big mean nasty killer Motown Lions with ex-Georgia Dawg QB Stafford at the helm ready to furthur destroy the small loser cats soon to be 2-14 with their loser scammer bad karma QB.
The league and union have given this tall lanky dumb illiterate QB free gifts in the way of pass and run yards with free tds plus soft tackled him to avoid killing him so as not to jeopardize their winning chances.

Blowout coming at Detroit's Ford Field. Newton could sustain a fractured neck depending on Suh and Co's attitude. If the Titans can win by 27 then the Lions can do better.

Killer Lions by 40

Posted by: Killer Lionz | Nov 20, 2011 10:16:00 AM

Oh my god!!! Where was all this talk over the past 20 years???

Killer loserz.....

Posted by: 10-4!! | Nov 20, 2011 10:58:10 AM

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