Monday Injury Rounds: Week 1

Early expectations on Cam Newton and Amari Cooper. Updated list of recovering veterans who have successfully returned to practice. Projected Week 1 availability for every key offensive and defensive player.

Inseason injury coverage

Footballguys will again provide comprehensive injury coverage during the regular season.

My writing and podcast schedule will include:

Monday Injury Rounds > Published as soon as complete Sunday night and updated through Tuesday morning, this feature will review all the major injuries from the weekend's games, provide follow up analysis on injured players who have yet to return to play, and project when every injured player will return.

Waiver Wire Podcast > Tuesday morning release reviewing all injuries at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions with Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom heading into your weekly waiver run.

Midweek Injury Expectations > Published late Wednesday night after the first weekly practice participation report and updated through Thursday's practice report, this feature will detail the current practice participation of every listed player and project the likelihood each player will play in the coming week.

Thursday Live Audible podcast > Joining Cecil Lammey, Sigmund Bloom, and Matt Waldman at 900 ET every Thursday night for a comprehensive Q&A updating all player injuries.

Gameday Injury Expectations > Published Saturday, this feature will review the practice status of every injured player, provide analysis on player/coach/beat writer comments throughout the week, and discuss how likely and how effective each injured player will be on Sunday.


Injury Rounds

As hoped, nearly every injured veteran who was missing preseason practice returned to the field last week.

While we may see some of these players listed as limited in practice mid-week, all of the following critical names are expected to play in Week 1.

I'll update the status of every injured player in our mid-week injury features.

Follow Up Appointments

Cam Newton | Left foot sprain | Preseason Week 3 | Day-to-Day | Probable Week 1

Newton participated in individual drills through the weekend and reportedly throwing the ball without any limitation. Ron Rivera told reporters there was "no doubt in my mind" Newton would play this week. Rivera's optimism would also indicate Newton will not be limited and the Panthers will have the full offensive playbook at their disposal. It won't be surprising to see Newton listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday but expect a full late week practice and probable gameday listing.

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