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Panthers vs Buccaneers Tuesday injury report: Greg Little practices for second straight day ahead of Thursday’s game

The Panthers get some encouraging news from their rookie left tackle as they prepare for Thursday Night Football.

The Carolina Panthers have provided today’s injury report ahead of their Week 2 contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Greg Olsen, Rashaan Gaulden and Bruce Irvin were held out of practice for the second straight day, but some positive news is that Greg Little practiced, but is still in the concussion protocol for now.

Olsen is still hopeful that despite the short week he’ll be ready to go on Thursday night and says that he just ‘got a little jacked up’ against the Rams.

As we stated yesterday, it is likely that Olsen and Gaulden’s lack of participation in practice had more to do with the quick turn around for Thursday night’s game than is does the severity of their injuries.

There’s still no reason to worry yet about their availability. Gaulden isn’t exactly a pivotal member of the secondary and Olsen could probably play without practicing once this week.

The real news here is that Little is continuing to progress within the concussion protocol and could be expected back as early as this week. He was a full participant in practice but that is not the same thing as being completely cleared to play. This is a positive first step and we will be sure to share with you once he has been released from the protocol.

Panthers injury report

Did not participate in practice

LB Bruce Irvin (hamstring)
TE Greg Olsen (back)
S Rashaan Gaulden (groin)

Limited participation in practice

N/A

Full participation in practice

OT Greg Little (concussion)


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