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Panthers vs Saints injury report: Christian McCaffrey, Mike Davis and Brian Burns doubtful to play

Several Panthers players are listed as doubtful and are expected to miss Sunday’s season finale.

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The Panthers face the Saints in the 2020 season finale on Sunday, and they have ruled several key players as doubtful. Christian McCaffrey, Mike Davis, Russell Okung, Brian Burns and Troy Pride Jr. are not expected to play and are all but officially ruled out.

With Okung expected to miss Sunday’s game and Trent Scott on injured reserve, that means Michael Schofield is expected to start in his place, with Aaron Monteiro as the backup. If last week’s game against Washington is any indicator, Teddy Bridgewater will have an interesting afternoon trying to avoid pressure from the Saints’ defensive line.

Yetur Gross-Matos, Austin Larkin and Efe Obada are listed as questionable, but expected to play this weekend.

Matt Rhule told the media on Wednesday that Christian McCaffrey and Russell Okung won’t play on Sunday, so I’m not sure why they’re not ruled out instead of doubtful, but it is what it is.

The Panthers and Saints kick off on Sunday, January 3 at 4:25 p.m. ET. As always, stay tuned for live updates and an open game thread.