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Carolina Panthers Injury Report: Ron Edwards to IR; Jonathan Stewart, Cam Newton Dinged

November 29th, 2012 at 7:30 AM
By Jesse Collin

There aren't many times where a visiting team leaves Lincoln Financial Field without a few scrapes and bruises.

Although the Panthers were able to escape with a win, they weren't so lucky as to get away with a clean bill of health.

The team lost defensive tackle Ron Edwards for the season with a dislocated elbow. The 12-year veteran started all 11 games this season, registering 14 tackles and one sack.

The Panthers signed Edwards as a free agent in July of 2011, but the 325-pound spaceeater missed all of last season after tearing his triceps in training camp.

Second-year pro Sione Fua will replace Edwards in the starting lineup.

Stewart sprains ankle

Running back Jonathan Stewart missed practice on Wednesday after suffering a high left ankle sprain against the Eagles.

While Stewart's status is uncertain for this Sunday's game against the Chiefs, head coach Ron Rivera is optimistic about the bruising back's chances to suit up.

“It wasn’t as bad, that much I know,” Rivera told the Charlotte Observer. “And it was on his opposite foot. … I saw him coming in today walking. He looked OK. I’m optimistic.”

Newton injures wrist

Cam Newton made two debuts this week – one on Monday Night Football and the other on the injury report.

Newton injured his right wrist against the Eagles, but it doesn't appear to be anything serious. He was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and his availability for Sunday's game is in little doubt.

Other Injury Notes

Defensive end Antwan Applewhite was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn was excused from Wednesday's practice for personal reasons.

Tags: Antwan Applewhite, Cam Newton, Captain Munnerlyn, Carolina, Carolina Panthers, Football, Jonathan Stewart, NFL, Ron Edwards, Sione Fua

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