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Panthers at Bears Friday injury report: Luke Kuechly out, Kurt Coleman game-time decision

The Panthers will be without one of their leaders on defense but could get another one back after an extended absence.

The Panthers have confirmed that they will not have linebacker Luke Kuechly available for Sunday’s game against the Bears, but they are hopeful that safety Kurt Coleman will be able to suit up and play.

Having Coleman back on the field would be a great benefit to the Panthers defense. If he’s unable to play, we’ll see another rotation of Colin Jones and Jairus Byrd at free safety while Mike Adams fills the strong safety spot.

The Panthers are less concerned about the rest of the players listed as questionable on the injury report. Ryan Kalil is expected to make his first appearance since Week 1, and Kelvin Benjamin looks like he’s going to be able to play as well.

The Panthers will also be without Fozzy Whittaker, Demetrious Cox, and John Theus, who are all officially listed as out for Sunday.

Here’s the full injury report in chart form:

Panthers Week 10 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Adams, Mike S Concussion LP FP -- --
Clay, Kaelin WR Ribs -- FP -- --
Gano, Graham K Knee FP FP -- --
Johnson, Charles DE N/A (Rest) DNP FP -- --
Kalil, Ryan C Neck DNP DNP -- Out
Manhertz, Chris TE Concussion LP FP -- --
Newton, Cam QB Shoulder LP FP -- --
Samuel, Curtis WR Ankle LP FP -- --
Stewart, Jonathan RB Toe FP FP -- --
Theus, John OT Concussion LP FP -- --
Turner, Trai G Knee FP FP -- --

Practice Status

DNP = Did not participate in practice

LP = Limited Participation in Practice - Less than 100% of a player's normal repetitions

FP = Full Participation - 100% of a player's normal repetitions

(N/A) = Not Listed/No practice status available

Game Status

Out = Player will not play

Doubtful = Player unlikely to play

Questionable = Uncertain if player will play

(N/A) = Not Listed/No game status available