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October 07, 2013

Panthers lose Silatolu for season

The Panthers have lost another starting guard to a season-ending knee injury.

Left guard Amini Silatolu will miss the rest of the year with an ACL injury to his right knee, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said.

Rivera did not say whether Silatolu had torn the ACL, and was noncommittal when asked whether the Panthers would look for help outside the organization. Silatolu, who missed the season opener with a hamstring injury, went down during the third quarter of Sunday's 22-6 loss at Arizona.

Starting right guard Garry Williams went on injured reserve after tearing knee ligaments during the Week 1 loss to Seattle.

Rookie Edmund Kugbila, a fourth-round pick who was expected to compete for a starting job, was injured during the preseason and recently underwent season-ending knee surgery.

Chris Scott, signed after the Bills cut him in August, has been starting at right guard. Scott finished Sunday's game at left guard.

The Panthers also have veteran Travelle Wharton, whom they re-signed in August. They have two offensive linemen on their practice squad -- Brian Folkerts and Mike Jasper.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on October 7, 2013 at 03:16 PM | Permalink

Comments

So do we give up 9, 10, or 11 sacks next game?

The good news just keeps pouring in this morning.

Can't wait to get absolutely steamrolled by Peterson and Minnesota. Cam should just hand the ball directly to Jared Allen to avoid any confusion on the sidelines.

Posted by: Kevin | Oct 7, 2013 3:49:35 PM

Boy I sure am glad we invested that 4th rd pick in Kugbila instead of wasting it on Quinton Patton or another WR who could catch some balls for us.

Posted by: ATLPanther | Oct 7, 2013 3:57:23 PM

I have said it before and I will say it again...Kugbila is huge bust...4th rounder or not. Silatolu was a second round pick and he has busted also. So much for the Panthers drafting small school guards or tackles. It has not worked. Back to the old drawing board and play on the cheap for next year and sign some stiff off the practice squad. Ho..hum..Same old Panthers. Lose and lose YOOGLY!

Posted by: Whitecomet77 | Oct 7, 2013 4:05:38 PM

Jerry Richardson has a fetish for unproven D-III Offensive Linemen with leg injuries. Especially ones that graded out to be 6-7th round talents that he can "steal" in the 2nd or 4th round.

Posted by: Kevin | Oct 7, 2013 4:12:56 PM

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