Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings: Injury Update

Christian Petersen

The Panthers could be hurting on defense when they play the Vikings tomorrow.

Yesterday the Carolina Panthers released their final injury report for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings:

NAME POSITION INJURY WED. THU. FRI. GAME STATUS
Barner, Kenjon RB Foot - - DNP Doubtful
Cole, Colin DT Shoulder LP LP FP Probable
Edwards, Dwan DT Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Lester, Robert S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Mikell, Quintin S Ankle FP FP FP Probable
Moore, D.J. CB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Olsen, Greg TE Foot DNP FP FP Probable

The injuries on defense are slightly concerning. D.J Moore is officially listed "Out" which means we'll probably see Drayton Florence, Captain Munnerlyn and Josh Thomas as the three starting cornerbacks once again.

At the strong safety position, both Robert Lester and Quintin Mikell have been dealing with lower body injuries. Lester hasn't practiced all week, and it's unlikely that he'll play tomorrow. This means that the veteran Quintin Mikell will be start, although he has been dealing with injuries of his own the last few weeks.

On the defensive line, Dwan Edwards is listed as "Doubtful" while Colin Cole is listed as "Probable". Even if the two end up playing, expect rookie defensive tackles Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short to get the majority the snaps.

The Panthers seem to be fine on offense, injury-wise. Greg Olsen didn't practice on Wednesday due to a foot injury but he fully practiced Thursday and Friday, and it's almost a given that he'll be playing tomorrow.

Running back Kenjon Barner continues to deal with foot problems which have been hurting him this entire season, and it's doubtful that he'll play. Even if he doesn't suit up, the Panthers should still have a solid running game with the trio of DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert and Cam Newton.

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