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Week 5 Thursday Injury Report: Chris Manhertz limited in practice 

Chris Manhertz

CHARLOTTE — Tight end Chris Manhertz (ankle) was limited in practice on Thursday, maintaining his status from the week's first session.

Manhertz has caught three passes for 29 yards this season, including a 17-yard completion in Sunday's win over the Cardinals that offensive coordinator Joe Brady called one of the game's key plays.

Though cornerback Eli Apple (hamstring) was limited on Wednesday, he did not participate Thursday. The former first-round pick suffered the injury during a special teams play against Arizona. Apple dealt with a hamstring injury during training camp, but pulled the opposite hamstring during Sunday's game.

"Eli's a talented player," head coach Matt Rhule said. "We're going to try to get him healthy, and whenever they say he can go, he can go."

Carolina had eight other players practice in full, including cornerback Donte Jackson (toe), and left tackle Russell Okung (groin). Okung has missed the last two games, with Greg Little and Trent Scott filling in.

"I'm hopeful that Russell can go. We won't put him out there until he feels ready, so we'll wait to see when he feels like he can really go," Rhule said. "If he's ready to go, great. If not, we feel really good about our situation with Greg, and with Trent, and Dennis (Daley) being back practicing now."

For the Falcons, wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) did not practice again on Thursday. He played only 15 snaps in Atlanta's loss to Green Bay on Monday night. Fellow wideout Calvin Ridley (thigh), who has been dealing with various leg injuries over the previous few weeks, was limited Thursday.

You can check out the full injury report for both teams by clicking here.

View photos from Carolina's afternoon practice on Thursday as they prepare for Atlanta.

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