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Injury Report: Week 4 At Panthers

Check in on the health of the Cardinals heading into their Week 4 matchup with the Panthers

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FRIDAY REPORT

After missing two days of practice, defensive end J.J. Watt (calf/illness) was back on the field on Friday and coach Kliff Kingsbury was optimistic the veteran defensive end will play against the Panthers.

"He was feeling better today so hopefully he can go on Sunday," Kingsbury said.

Wide receiver Rondale Moore (hamstring) is "moving around better," Kingsbury said, but the Cardinals want Moore to get some work in pre-game before making a final call. Moore said Thursday he expected to play.

"I just want to make sure," Kingsbury said. "It's a really good defense and I want to make sure he's at his best if he's out there."

Wide receiver Hollywood Brown popped back up on the report Friday as limited with a foot issue.

Wide receiver A.J. Green (knee), who missed practice all week, was ruled out, as was linebacker Ezekiel Turner (ankle). The Cardinals already knew defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence (hand-surgery) was going to miss the game. Kingsbury also said he thought guard Justin Pugh (elbow) would be available.

For the Panthers, coach Matt Rhule told Carolina reporters he was "very hopeful" running back Christian McCaffery -- officially questionable with a thigh injury -- will play against the Cardinals.

THURSDAY REPORT

Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said he's not overly concerned about defensive end J.J. Watt availability on Sunday vs the Panthers, despite the veteran missing two practices this week.

"He made it last week off the same injury," Joseph said. "He's working hard to be ready to go. So we'll see."

Cornerback Trayvon Mullen is fully healthy and expected to receive some snaps on Sunday, per Joseph. On the offensive side of the ball, the momentum is moving toward wide receiver Rondale Moore making his 2022 season debut in Carolina.

"I feel solid," Moore said

For the Panthers, star running back Christian McCaffery (thigh) missed practice for a second straight day.

WEDNESDAY REPORT

The Cardinals head to Carolina this week with injuries to watch.

Wide receiver Rondale Moore (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday, a step in the right direction after missing three games already this season. Kliff Kingsbury said he is optimistic Moore can play on Sunday.

"He was limited some but good to have him back out there," Kingsbury said. "Hopefully, he progresses to the point we can get something out of him on Sunday."

Kingsbury said wide receiver A.J. Green (knee) is doubtful to play.

"Unless he really comes around, he's probably not going to be available," Kingsbury said.

Arizona Cardinals Injury Report Week 4

Game Status Week 4
WR A.J. Green (Knee) - OUT
DL Rashard Lawrence (Hand) - OUT
LB Ezekiel Turner (Ankle) - OUT
WR Marquise Brown (NIR-Rest/Foot) - QUESTIONABLE
LB Zaven Collins (Shoulder) - QUESTIONABLE
OL Rodney Hudson (Knee) - QUESTIONABLE
WR Rondale Moore - QUESTIONABLE
K Matt Prater (Right Hip) - QUESTIONABLE
DL J.J. Watt (Calf/Illness) - QUESTIONABLE

Friday, September 30
WR A.J. Green (Knee) - DNP
DL Rashard Lawrence (Hand) - DNP
LB Ezekiel Turner (Ankle) - DNP
WR Marquise Brown (NIR-Rest/Foot) - Limited
LB Zaven Collins (Shoulder) - Limited
OL Rodney Hudson (Knee) - Limited
WR Rondale Moore - Limited
K Matt Prater (Right Hip) - Limited
DL J.J. Watt (Calf/Illness) - Limited
RB James Conner (Knee) - Full
WR Greg Dortch (Back) - Full
Justin Pugh (Elbow) - Full

Thursday, September 29
WR A.J. Green (Knee) - DNP
DL Rashard Lawrence (Hand) - DNP
DL J.J. Watt (Calf/Illness) - DNP
LB Ezekiel Turner (Ankle) - DNP
OL Rodney Hudson (Knee) - Limited
OL Justin Pugh (Elbow) - Limited
LB Zaven Collins (Shoulder) - Limited
RB James Conner (Knee) - Limited
WR Greg Dortch (Back) - Limited
WR Rondale Moore (Hamstring) - Limited
K Matt Prater (Right Hip) - Limited

Wednesday, September 28
OL Kelvin Beachum (NIR - Rest) - DNP
WR Marquise Brown (NIR-Rest) - DNP
TE Zach Ertz (NIR-Rest) - DNP
WR A.J. Green (Knee) - DNP
OL Rodney Hudson (Knee) - DNP
DL Rashard Lawrence ( Hand) - DNP
OL Justin Pugh (Elbow) - DNP
LB Ezekiel Turner (Ankle) - DNP
DL J.J. Watt (Calf) - DNP
LB Zaven Collins (Shoulder) - Limited
RB James Conner (Knee) - Limited
WR Greg Dortch (Back) - Limited
WR Rondale Moore (Hamstring) - Limited
K Matt Prater (Right Hip) - Limited

Carolina Panthers Injury Report Week 4

Game Status Week 4
RB Christian McCaffrey (Thigh) - QUESTIONABLE
DE Marquis Haynes Sr. (Knee) - QUESTIONABLE
WR Laviska Shenault Jr. (Hamstring) - QUESTIONABLE
CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver (Achilles) - QUESTIONABLE

Friday, September 30
RB Christian McCaffrey (Thigh) - Limited
DE Marquis Haynes Sr. (Knee) - Limited
WR Laviska Shenault Jr. (Hamstring) - Limited
LB Frankie Luvu (Shoulder) - Full
TE Ian Thomas (Ankle) - Limited
CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver (Achilles) - Limited
S Xavier Woods (Hamstring) - Limited
CB Donte Jackson (Ankle) - Limited

Thursday, September 29
RB Christian McCaffrey (Thigh) - DNP
DE Marquis Haynes Sr. (Knee) - DNP
WR Laviska Shenault Jr. (Hamstring) - DNP
LB Frankie Luvu (Shoulder) - Limited
TE Ian Thomas (Ankle) - Limited
CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver (Achilles) - Limited
S Xavier Woods (Hamstring) - Limited

Wednesday, September 28
RB Christian McCaffrey (Thigh) - DNP
CB Jaycee Horn (Calf) - Limited
WR Laviska Shenault Jr. (Hamstring) - Limited
TE Ian Thomas (Ankle) - Limited
CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver (Achilles) - Limited
S Xavier Woods (Hamstring) - Limited

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