Middle of the Country – Middle of the Road

World, Regional & Local News of Interest!

Panthers Week 5 injury report: Frankie Luvu, Xavier Woods questionable vs. 49ers

The Carolina Panthers have quite a tall task ahead of them, particularly on offense. And, unfortunately, they won’t have the help of one of their newest weapons to ease that burden.

As expected, wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr.—who told reporters on Thursday that he expects to miss the next few games—has been ruled out for Week 5’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. The third-year pass catcher is currently dealing with injuries to both of his hamstrings, a pair of setbacks that led to his early exit from last Sunday’s 26-16 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Carolina may also be without linebacker Frankie Luvu and safety Xavier Woods, who have both been designated as questionable for the contest. Considering the impact Luvu has made thus far as well as the importance of Woods in the absence of Jeremy Chinn, who was placed on injured reserve earlier this week, being without either defender would be a considerable hit to take for the Panthers.

Head coach Matt Rhule did, however, say on Friday that he expects both men to be in uniform.

Here’s the Week 5 injury report in full:

Injury

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Game status

LB Frankie Luvu

Shoulder

Limited

DNP

Limited

Questionable

DE Marquis Haynes Sr.

Knee

Limited

Full

Full

Questionable

CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver III

Thigh

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

S Xavier Woods

Hamstring

DNP

DNP

DNP

Questionable

WR Laviska Shenault Jr.

Hamstring

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

LB Shaq Thompson

Knee

Limited

Full

Full

TE Stephen Sullivan

Back

Full

DNP

DNP

Out

Related

Panthers OC Ben McAdoo: I haven’t made an impact yet

Panthers sign Juston Burris to active roster, Kenny Robinson Jr. to practice squad

List

TV broadcast map for Panthers vs. 49ers in Week 5

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire

Post a comment below

Start a conversation