Ealy was back on the practice field Thursday after dealing with a concussion since Saturday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
Ealy remained under the league's concussion protocol until Wednesday, but passed all necessary tests in order to return for Thursday's morning session. The issue appears to be in the past as the Panthers look forward to their first preseason game against the Ravens in one week.
Ealy originally sustained the concussion during Saturday's practice. Although he still has no solid return date, he is considered day-to-day, and should have ample time to recover before the preseason starts for the
Ealy will now go through the league's mandated protocol, which will likely keep him sidelined for at least the next few days. A concrete return date won't be available until further testing is done, so consider Ealy day-to-day until more information is provided. An expected starter on the defensive line for the upcoming season, Ealy shouldn't have trouble returning prior to the team's first preseason matchup that is scheduled for Aug. 20 in Tennessee against the Titans.
Kony Ealy (neck) is active for Sunday's contest in New Orleans.
Ending the week with full practices Thursday and Friday, Ealy will brush off a stiff neck in his quest to record a sack in a sixth consecutive game,
Kony Ealy (neck) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Ealy practiced fully Thursday and Friday after being limited Wednesday, so he is set to take the field this week. Ealy tallied just nine tackles over his last five games, but he did force three fumbles during that span.
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