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Friday, October 23, 2009
Checking in on the injuries that matter most

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

Time for a quick update on the most significant injuries around the NFC South.

Atlanta running back Jerious Norwood (hip) is doubtful and fullback Ovie Mughelli (calf) is questionable. I’m thinking they both will be out and Jason Snelling will have to swing back and forth between being the backup to Michael Turner at running back and Verron Haynes at fullback.

The Bucs are listing return man Clifton Smith (concussion) and receiver Michael Clayton (hamstring) as questionable. Look for rookie Sammie Stroughter to handle return duties if Smith doesn’t play. Stroughter and Maurice Stovall will be in the mix for more playing time if Clayton can’t go.

The Panthers list linebacker Thomas Davis (hamstring) as questionable. If he can’t play, either Landon Johnson or James Anderson will get the start.

New Orleans linebacker Scott Fujita (calf) is questionable. It looks like Troy Evans probably will start in his place.