CHARLOTTE -- Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner has been ruled out with a concussion for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Turner suffered the injury during the season-opening win over the Cowboys. He was placed in the protocol and did not practice this week. Carolina is already being forced to replace All-Pro Daryl Williams at right tackle after he was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered against Dallas.
The Panthers are expected to use Tyler Larsen and/or Amini Silatolu at right guard and recently added veteran Corey Robinson and/or Chris Clark at right tackle.
“We’ve been going through a lot of things, looking at different combinations of guys,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “As long as we have the guys we have in position with these backups, I think we’re going to be fine – I really do. And I feel really good about the guys that we brought in – that (general manager) Marty (Hurney) and his guys have found.”
Tight end Greg Olsen (foot), wide receiver Curtis Samuel (medical illness) and wide receiver Damiere Byrd (knee) are also out, as expected. Rivera said rookie DJ Moore should get more chances as a returner with Byrd out and possibly as a receiver as well.
The Falcons, meanwhile, will be without starting running back Devonta Freeman due to a knee injury.
Here's a look at the full injury report for Week 2.