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November 08, 2012

Panthers injury report: Thursday's practice

A day after eight players sat out practice, the Panthers had only one player sit on Thursday.

Defensive end Antawn Applewhite continues to nurse an injured hamstring, one that Rivera said is too early for an injured reserve decision. But the rest of the players returned to practice, including several veterans who had the normal day of rest.

“You saw a lot of guys with a little more energy today, starting with having (center) Geoff (Hangartner) back out there and (tackle) Jordan (Gross) as far as the offensive line was concerned,” Rivera said. “It was good to see those guys, they moved around pretty quickly. We’ll be smart with them (Friday).

“Thursday’s a pretty important day because not only do you have your base in but you also have some of your nickel and red zone stuff in as well so it was important that if they got a day off it would be Wednesday.”

Fullback Mike Tolbert returned to practice after having to sit out Wednesday with a head injury. The Panthers are following protocol with him, and barring any setbacks from a doctor visit Friday, he’ll be able to play against Denver.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on November 8, 2012 at 05:04 PM | Permalink


it's getting annoying to hear rivera comment on ANYTHING football related.

1st round pick to denver to swap staffs.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 9, 2012 8:51:32 AM

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