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September 17, 2012

Panthers dealing with injuries during short week

The Panthers have two key contributors who will try to get healthy during a short week.

Veteran linebacker Thomas Davis (hamstring) and starting right tackle Byron Bell (ankle) received treatment Monday morning after getting injured late in Sunday's 35-27 win against New Orleans.

Their status for Thursday's game against the Giants is uncertain.

Thomas is a little bit sore, but all indications are that he'll come out today for the walkthrough and he'll be out there on the field,” coach Ron Rivera said.

Rivera said X-rays on Bell's ankle were negative, but “he is walking a little gingerly right now.”

Rivera said it will be tough preparing for the Giants' multifaceted pass rush in four days. But he likes the attention the nationally televised game will bring to the organization.

It’s tough on two sides for the players and for the coaches. But it’s all part of it too. This part of the business brings more into focus in terms of highlighting a game,” Rivera said. “You highlight them on Thursday night, Monday night and Sunday night. This is becoming big and we know it is.

On the flip side, you get three extra days (the following week). If you use those three extra days properly as players and coaches, it can help you as well. It hurts you but it can help you as well. All I know is we were told we’re playing on Thursday night and so we’re going to play.”

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on September 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM | Permalink


Win number two. Coming Thursday.

Posted by: Godwin | Sep 17, 2012 12:55:16 PM

Thomas Davis is a man. Keep pounding, TD.

Posted by: Original Panther Dan | Sep 17, 2012 1:25:27 PM

Byron Bell weighs 330 (and a biscuit or two). Putting that weight on a sore ankle is gonna smart a mite.
Gotta say he was looking really, Really, REALLY good before he got hurt yesterday! He seems to have made good use of his off-season.
Now he's making good use of his opportunity.
Keep pounding!

Posted by: criolle johnny | Sep 17, 2012 1:54:08 PM

ACE BOOGIE and his boyz gonna confuse NYC defensive ends.

Posted by: KENJ | Sep 17, 2012 1:55:18 PM

NY Giants SHOULD have lost that game yesterday, but they didn't. Not really sure how they lost to the Cowboys, because they looked like...well, the Cowboys yesterday after getting hammered by the Seahawks...Romo is a joke, and Josh Freeman is a good QB. However Cam is the future of thE NFL like it or not. GO PANTHERS!

Posted by: Mike Curry | Sep 17, 2012 2:14:20 PM

Go Panthers!!!---I see win #2 on the way.....

Posted by: Jtoom | Sep 17, 2012 2:26:08 PM

Who Dat Nation is very quiet today.

Posted by: Sambo | Sep 17, 2012 4:23:24 PM

It'll still be tough, but a win should be in the making Thursday!

Posted by: paul | Sep 17, 2012 4:59:02 PM

wheres the guy that was crying the season was over last week,what an idiot

Posted by: allen | Sep 17, 2012 5:45:07 PM

I'm a Giants fan and you guys are nuts if you think the Thursday night game is about you. We are the world champions and Thursday night is all about showcasing us. New York is the mecca of sports. Small markets like Charlotte is just an afterthought.

Posted by: anonymous | Sep 17, 2012 5:47:39 PM

This Giants game coming up Thursday night is the next most important game of the season. We need to either stay at .500 or above this entire season to make the playoffs. This game could give us a cushion but we cannot drop below .500 this is a must win. Like Steve Smith said this is one win, one game, out of sixteen. PANTHERS DO NOT GET FULL OF YOURSELVES! You have done nothing continue to fight to the end. Go Panthers!

Posted by: U Know | Sep 17, 2012 5:49:52 PM

the Atlanta game is actually more important....they may be 3-0 by that time, I bet they beat Denver tonight....

Posted by: bull123 | Sep 17, 2012 6:44:08 PM

Losing Bell to injury is an upgrade by default. Guy is terrible.

Posted by: Steven | Sep 17, 2012 7:33:07 PM

"NY is the mecca of sports" LOL. How are those Jets doing?? Or do you not count them?? LOL. This "small market" team is going to send you back to the Rotten Apple with an "L". Just like I told Aints fans they were going back to Nawlins with an "L". BoA is our house.

Posted by: defensewinsgames | Sep 18, 2012 7:34:20 AM

Amen defensewinsgames Jets, Mets, Nets, Knicks, Giants and Yankees. And technically the Giants are NEW JERSEY.

Carolina is gonna remind Eli of 2005. This team gonna win and our shot to the playoffs begins.

Go Panthers

Posted by: davethepanther | Sep 18, 2012 10:11:40 AM

losing depth on o-line is never an upgrade regardless of how YOU feel about the guys play. we're going against THE BEST front line in football. we need all the bodies we have. And bell is outstanding for a......2nd year 7th round pick? that's what you call value.

Posted by: charlottean | Sep 18, 2012 12:30:20 PM

Marty Hurney is a no-talent ass clown

Posted by: Blake Abbott | Sep 23, 2012 3:24:10 PM

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