Week 17 Final Injury Report: Brian Burns among five listed as doubtful


CHARLOTTE – Defensive end Brian Burns (shoulder) is among five players listed as doubtful for Sunday's season finale against the Saints. 

As the designation suggests, all five are not expected to play. 

The other doubtfuls are running backs Christian McCaffrey (thigh) and Mike Davis (ankle), left tackle Russell Okung (calf) and cornerback Troy Pride Jr. (hip). Because he at least practiced in limited fashion on Friday, Pride is really the only one on the list who has much of a chance to suit up Sunday. 

Without McCaffrey and Davis, the Panthers' backfield will feature young running backs Rodney Smith and Trenton Cannon, plus wide receiver Curtis Samuel and fullback Alex Armah. 

Michael Schofield will start in place of Okung, who's played just seven games this season. 

Wide receiver Robby Anderson, who missed Wednesday's practice with a sore groin, practiced in full both Thursday and Friday.

You can check out the entire injury report by clicking here or looking below:

Carolina Panthers
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
Brian Burns led the Panthers with 9.0 sacks in 2020...His 16.5 career sacks are second-most among all players from the 2019 Draft Class.
Brian Burns
Shoulder Doubtful
After accumulating the third-most scrimmage yards (2,392) in NFL history in 2019, McCaffrey battled multiple injuries and only played in three games in 2020.
Christian McCaffrey
Thigh Doubtful
Pride played in 14 games with eight starts in his rookie season in 2020, tallying 41 tackles and two passes defensed.
Troy Pride Jr.
Hip Doubtful
After being selected in the second round of the 2020 Draft, Gross-Matos battled injuries to play in 12 games, starting seven, with 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks in his rookie season.
Yetur Gross-Matos
Shoulder Questionable
Larkin played in nine games in his first season in Carolina in 2020 after coming from Atlanta in 2019.
Austin Larkin
Shoulder Questionable

The Panthers trail the all-time series against the Saints, 25-28. Carolina has played New Orleans more than any other team in its history.

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