Torrey Smith and Ryan Kalil missed practice today; status against Steelers in doubt

Update (2:30 p.m. ET) – NFL rules require the Panthers to post an official injury report, so they have done that today even though 1) it’s the exact same one they used yesterday, and 2) their practice today was only a walkthrough.

Here’s today’s official injury report:

Panthers injury report

Did not participate in practice

C Ryan Kalil (ankle)
LB David Mayo (knee)
WR Torrey Smith (knee)

Limited participation in practice

DE Mario Addison (shoulder)
CB Captain Munnerlyn (chest)
QB Cam Newton (shoulder)
TE Greg Olsen (foot)
S Eric Reid (shoulder)

Full participation in practice


The Panthers aren’t very concerned with the guys who were limited today since the weather was bad and practice was just a walkthrough. The only cause for concern would be if none of these guys participate tomorrow. With it being a short week, the Panthers are being cautious and giving anyone nursing an injury as much rest as possible.

Torrey Smith and Ryan Kalil are in danger of missing Thursday night’s game, but we won’t know more on that until tomorrow or Thursday.

Ron Rivera, however, is optimistic that Kalil will suit up.

Due to the weather and the fact that they play in two days, the Panthers had a glorified walkthrough at practice today. Wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee) and center Ryan Kalil (ankle) did not participate in today’s practice session, so their status for Thursday night in Pittsburgh is definitely up in the air right now.

Linebacker Shaq Thompson and safety Eric Reid worked out on the sidelines, so hopefully that’s just the Panthers being cautious due to the short break between games.

The Panthers travel to Pittsburgh on Thursday night for a tough road contest against a quality opponent. History isn’t on the Panthers’ side as they have never won in Pittsburgh and are 0-for-5 in their last five games against the Steelers, and 1-5 all-time against them.

Hopefully they can turn their fortunes around on Thursday night!

Stay tuned for more updates on the injury report. We’ll share any new information whenever it becomes available.

Practice Status

Did not participate in practice = 0% of a player’s normal repetitions

Limited participation in practice = Less than 100% of a player’s normal repetitions

Full participation in practice = 100% of a player’s normal repetitions

Game Status

Out = Player will not play

Doubtful = Player unlikely to play

Questionable = Uncertain if player will play

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Author: Bradley Smith

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