Week 1 Wednesday Injury Report: Ian Thomas a full participant


CHARLOTTE — Panthers left guard Dennis Daley was Carolina's only non-participant on the first injury report of the 2020 season.

Currently dealing with an ankle injury, Daley's status is unclear for Sunday. But head coach Matt Rhule is comfortable with backup guard Michael Schofield starting if necessary in Sunday's season opener against the Raiders.

While Ian Thomas (toe) missed some practice time last week, he was one of 18 full participants the Panthers listed on the Wednesday report. The lengthy list apparently included most, if not all, players receiving treatment.

"I don't have anything to do with the injury report. That's the trainer," Rhule said. "They hand it to me and I look at it."

Rhule implied even he was surprised by some of the names on the list when he saw it.

"Those guys have been practicing," he said.

In the starting lineup, defensive end Brian Burns (ankle), safety Juston Burris (rib), defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (wrist), cornerback Donte Jackson (toe), right tackle Taylor Moton (wrist), left tackle Russell Okung (ankle), cornerback Troy Pride Jr. (ankle), wide receiver Curtis Samuel (hamstring), defensive tackle Kawann Short (shoulder), linebacker Shaq Thompson (groin), and linebacker Tahir Whitehead (groin) also appeared as full participants.

Rhule expects all the fully participating players to be available Sunday.

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