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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Injury update: Carolina Panthers

By David Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- End Greg Hardy missed his second day of practice with a fever. Tackle Kawann Short missed practiced with an ankle injury. Tackle Dwan Edwards, who hasn't practiced in almost three weeks, was out again with a hamstring injury.

The numbers were thin on the Carolina Panthers defensive line on Thursday, but coach Ron Rivera is confident he'll have at least Hardy and Short back on Friday and ready for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Rivera said the four-man rotation at tackle shouldn't change much from what it was in a 38-0 victory against the Giants with Colin Cole likely to start if Edwards is out.

He did say Hardy might play a little more at tackle, but that will depend on schemes and what Arizona is doing.