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Los Angeles Rams at Carolina Panthers: No major changes for intermediate injury report

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Big Whit got a day off, but no injuries to report.

Los Angeles Rams LT Andrew Whitworth prepares to block Arizona Cardinals EDGE  Chandler Jones in Week 7, Oct. 22, 2017.
Los Angeles Rams LT Andrew Whitworth prepares to block Arizona Cardinals EDGE Chandler Jones in Week 7, Oct. 22, 2017.
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The Los Angeles Rams open the 2019 regular season by traveling to face the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

Thankfully, there’s not much news on the injury report front after yesterday’s sparse report:

2019 Los Angeles Rams Week 1 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related - DNP Full -

Whitworth is all that remain from the veteran group in 2017 that used to include OLB Connor Barwin and C John Sullivan who would get a day off of practice. I thought that RB Todd Gurley might get the day off, but that he’s not is just a good indicator that his physical readiness is at least close to where it was a year ago if not on point.

S Eric Weddle, LB Clay Matthews and CB Aqib Talib are the next oldest players after Big Whit, but they were full participants. We’ll see if they get any veteran rest moving forward.

Not a ton of movement on the Panthers’ side either though there was a key addition:

2019 Carolina Panthers Week 1 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Trai Turner G Groin - Limited Full -
Greg Little T Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Bruce Irvin LB/DE Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out

Trai Turner is the Panthers’ starting right guard, but our pals over at Cat Scratch Reader, the SB Nation community for Panthers fans, pass on word that Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera called the move precautionary:

Head coach Ron Rivera later confirmed to media that this was purely precautionary.

Thus far, all we have to go on is Rivera’s word. We’ll see if Turner suits up for practice tomorrow and update our panic forecasts accordingly. The Panthers have little to no margin for error along the interior of their offensive line this weekend as they face the reigning defensive terror, Aaron Donald. The best fans can do today is cross their fingers and hope that our legs have been pulled by this injury more than Turner’s groin has.

Final report with game designations out tomorrow.