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Sunday, September 15, 2013
Josh Thomas, Charles Godfrey hurt

By David Newton

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Carolina Panthers' secondary was hit hard by injuries during Sunday's 24-23 loss to Buffalo.

Starting left corner Josh Thomas suffered a game-ending concussion on the first play of the second quarter.

His replacement, Josh Norman, went down early in the second half with a thigh injury but returned late in the third quarter.

A few plays after Norman was injured, starting free safety Charles Godfrey was carted off with a game-ending Achilles injury. He left the locker room on crutches and in a protective boot.

Thomas' concussion occurred when he collided helmet-to-helmet with Buffalo receiver Robert Woods on a reverse.

Godfrey's injury came as he tried to break up a pass in the end zone.