Week 11 Friday Injury Report: Teddy Bridgewater listed as questionable


CHARLOTTE – Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is listed as questionable heading into Sunday's home game with the Lions. 

Bridgewater, who injured his right knee late in last week's loss to the Buccaneers, was limited in practice all week. But the Panthers are still hopeful he'll be able to play. 

"He's getting better. All along I've felt good about where it's headed," head coach Matt Rhule said. "It's just a matter of will we have enough time to get him to where he can be?

"I think it'll truly be a game-time decision depending on how he feels and how I feel about how he feels." 

If Bridgewater ultimately isn't able to go, Will Grier will get his third NFL start, or P.J. Walker will get his first. 

There's a long list joining Bridgewater as questionable: tight end Chris Manhertz (shoulder), defensive ends Yetur Gross-Matos (shoulder) and Marquis Haynes (shoulder), linebacker Tahir Whitehead (rib), cornerback Rasul Douglas (ankle) and safety Sam Franklin (ankle). 

Running back Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is the only Panthers' player ruled out for Sunday. Guard John Miller (knee/ankle), left tackle Russell Okung (calf) and cornerback Donte Jackson (toe) are all doubtful after missing the entire week of practice. 

Earlier this week, Rhule said fourth-round pick Troy Pride Jr. would start for Jackson and named Trent Scott, Dennis Daley and Greg Little as starting options on the offensive line. 

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

Carolina Panthers
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
Donte Jackson totaled seven interceptions over his first two seasons, tied for second-most among NFL cornerbacks in 2018-19.
Donte Jackson
Toe Doubtful
Christian McCaffrey led the NFL with 2,392 scrimmage yards in 2019, third-most by any player in NFL history. He became the third player in NFL history to tally over 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in one season.
Christian McCaffrey
Shoulder Out
Miller signed with Carolina prior to the 2020 season after spending 2019 with the Bengals. Prior to Cincinnati, Miller served as the Buffalo Bills' right guard since his rookie season in 2015, and helped the Bills to top-10 rankings in rushing offense in each of his four seasons with the team.
John Miller
Knee/ankle Doubtful
The veteran linebacker signed with the Panthers in 2020 after spending the last two years with the Raiders and six seasons with the Lions before that. Since 2016, Whitehead ranks fourth in the NFL with 476 tackles.
Tahir Whitehead
Rib Questionable
Originally drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Louisville, Bridgewater has spent time in Minnesota and New Orleans before signing with the Panthers as a free agent in 2020. In 2019, Bridgewater started five games filling in for an injured Drew Brees and led the Saints to five straight victories.
Teddy Bridgewater
Knee Questionable
Franklin signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft after playing four seasons at Temple. During his time with the Owls, Franklin totaled 194 career tackles, 24.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed and two touchdowns.
Sam Franklin
Ankle Questionable
Gross-Matos was drafted by the Panthers in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 38th overall pick. In three years at Penn State, Gross-Matos totaled 111 career tackles, 19.0 sacks, 37.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, earning First-Team All-Big Ten honors as a junior.
Yetur Gross-Matos
Shoulder Questionable
Marquis Haynes played in 11 games and tallied 10 tackles for Carolina in 2019.
Marquis Haynes
Shoulder Questionable
A former college basketball player, Chris Manhertz played in 15 games with six starts for Carolina in 2019.
Chris Manhertz
Shoulder Questionable
Russell Okung, a two-time Pro Bowler, was acquired from the Chargers in a trade in the spring of 2020.
Russell Okung
Calf Doubtful
Claimed off waivers from Philadelphia in 2020 after he played three seasons (2017-19) with the Eagles, totaling 18 starts and five interceptions.
Rasul Douglas
Ankle Questionable

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