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Panthers vs Falcons Friday injury report: Kawann Short questionable for Panthers on Sunday

As expected, Cam Newton is officially ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Falcons.

The Panthers held their final practice ahead of Sunday’s game against the Falcons indoors at the Charlotte Convention Center due to the weather, so it was mostly a glorified walkthrough.

However, that doesn’t mean they can skate around the NFL’s strict rules about providing an injury report despite not having a real ‘practice’. We can’t have any rule breakin’ goin’ on ‘round these here parts, ya hear?!

Defensive tackle Kawann Short is questionable for Sunday’s game, just like last week against the Saints. I’m not a doctor but I’d expect to see him on the field come game time.

The only player ruled out for this weekend is quarterback Cam Newton, but unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days you already knew that. The team announced earlier in the week that they were starting Taylor Heinicke in his stead.

Kyle Allen will serve as the backup quarterback just in case Heinicke isn’t the Tom Brady to Cam Newton’s Drew Bledsoe like we all predict he will be.

Panthers injury report


QB Cam Newton (shoulder)




DT Kawann Short (rest/calf)

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Did not participate in practice

QB Cam Newton (shoulder)
DT Kawann Short (rest/calf)

Limited participation in practice


Full participation in practice

S Mike Adams (rest/wrist)
LB Thomas Davis (rest)
C Ryan Kalil (rest)
LB Luke Kuechly (rest)
RB Christian McCaffrey (rest)
CB Captain Munnerlyn (knee)
DE Julius Peppers (rest)
S Eric Reid (rest)
G Trai Turner (rest)

Practice Status

Did not participate in practice = 0% of a player’s normal repetitions
Limited participation in practice = Less than 100% of a player’s normal repetitions
Full participation in practice = 100% of a player’s normal repetitions

Game Status

Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = Player unlikely to play
Questionable = Uncertain if player will play