Panthers' Charles Johnson needs MRI

Updated: November 21, 2011, 5:37 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ron Rivera arrived in Carolina with a reputation for transforming good defenses into great ones, which makes this season all the more frustrating for the first-year head coach.

There are some things even experts can't fix -- like a surplus of injuries.

Five players have gone down with injuries, including three starters. Several other players have missed games forcing the Panthers to start nine different defensive lineups in 10 games.

And now the problem may ...

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