Panthers defensive lineman Star Lotulelei (foot) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports. For the second consecutive day, Lotulelei's practice reps were capped, but his presence was nonetheless encouraging, as it marked the first time he's gone through drills since sustaining a stress reaction in his right foot at the outset of training camp. Friday's injury report should relay whether or not he's trending toward factoring into the Panthers' rotation at defensive tackle in Week 2.
Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (foot) returned to practice in full pads Wednesday, Jonathan Jones of The Charlotte Observer reports. This marks the first time Lotulelei participated in practice since suffering a stress fracture in his surgically repaired foot in August. It's a good sign for his status regarding Sunday's game.
Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei suffered a stress reaction in his right foot, per the Charlotte Observer. Lotulelei had surgery to repair a broken bone in that foot in January. He'll be shut down and reevaluated in "a few weeks".
Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was carted off during practice Monday, and Carolina coach Ron Rivera said the veteran suffered a foot injury similar to the one that sidelined him for the playoffs last season, per the Charlotte Observer. Rivera said the team kept out of the remainder of practice as a precaution. Lotulelei suffered a broken foot last January and missed the team's game against the Seahawks. The foot was sore during practice and the Panthers decided to take no chances.
The Panthers have listed Frank Alexander, James Dockery, David Foucault, A.J. Klein, Robert Lester, Star Lotulelei and Amini Silatolu as inactive against the Seahawks. Lotulelei was the only player ruled out prior to Saturday. Klein was listed as questionable coming into the game due to an ankle issue. The other five players listed as considered healthy scratches.