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
Jackson has made 10 interceptions in his first three seasons, ranking fourth among NFL cornerbacks since 2018.
Donte Jackson
Toe 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
Shoulder Out
Miller started 14 games at right guard for Carolina in 2020 after stints in Cincinnati (2019) and Buffalo (2015-18).
John Miller
Knee/ankle Doubtful
Franklin signed as an undrafted free agent with Carolina out of Temple in 2020...He played in 14 games with four starts, posting 22 tackles, one pass deflection and one sack.
Sam Franklin
Ankle Questionable
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
Haynes played in 15 games in 2020, ranking third on the team with 4.0 sacks while tying for the team lead with two fumble recoveries.
Marquis Haynes
Shoulder Questionable

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