CHARLOTTE — Of the four players who exited Sunday's win in Atlanta and did not return, only cornerback Donte Jackson (toe) participated in Wednesday's practice.
Jackson was on the field in a limited capacity after playing just one snap against the Falcons. Defensive end Brian Burns (concussion) was at practice during the portion open to media but was in a red jersey. He did not participate.
Head coach Matt Rhule announced after practice that defensive tackle Kawann Short will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder after injuring it in the third quarter on Sunday. Short will be placed on the reserve/injured list.
Rhule did not have an update on defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle), who was not on the field.
Cornerback Eli Apple (hamstring) was also a limited participant. After returning from the reserve/injured list in Week 4, Apple played only six special teams snaps before injuring the opposite hamstring that sidelined him during training camp. He was a limited participant last Wednesday but sat out Thursday's and Friday's sessions.
While Christian McCaffrey (high ankle sprain) is eligible to return from IR this week, Rhule said the running back would not be activated just yet. McCaffrey's original timetable to return was 4-6 weeks, and he's missed only three games to this point.
"He's working to get back, and as soon as we can get him back, we'll get him back," Rhule said.
You can check out the full Wednesday injury report by clicking here.
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