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Panthers at Buccaneers Friday injury report: Kawaan Short and Dennis Daley ruled out for Week 2

The Panthers will be without key contributors on both the offensive and defensive lines this Sunday against the Buccaneers.

The Panthers are preparing for their first road game — and first divisional game — of the 2020 season this Sunday against the Buccaneers, and they will play said game without two key contributors. Guard Dennis Daley (ankle) and defensive tackle Kawann Short (foot) have both been ruled out of Sunday’s game. Rookie defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos has also been ruled out due to being in the concussion protocol.

This is bad news for the Panthers’ run defense. Short is easily one of the best defensive linemen on the team, and it’s never good to play any game — much less a divisional game — without some of your best players. The Panthers will have to find a way to adjust if they want to contain the Bucs’ rushing attack on Sunday.

However, some good news from today’s report is that cornerback Donte Jackson is not officially ruled out. Jackson injured his ankle last Sunday against the Raiders and wasn’t able to play after coming out of the game, so hopefully he’ll be able to play this week because the Panthers need all the help they can get in the secondary.

Wide receiver Pharoh Cooper (ribs), linebacker Shaq Thompson (groin) and defensive end Stephen Weatherly were also listed on the injury report, but all three players fully participated in practice and are expected to play on Sunday.

Panthers injury report


G Dennis Daley (ankle)
DE Yetur Gross-Matos (concussion)
DT Kawann Short (foot)





Did not practice

G Dennis Daley (ankle)
DE Yetur Gross-Matos (concussion)
DT Kawann Short (foot)

Limited participation in practice


Full participation in practice

WR Pharoh Cooper (ribs)
CB Donte Jackson (ankle)
LB Shaq Thompson (groin)
DE Stephen Weatherly (hamstring)

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