Coach Matt Rhule said Monday that it's doubtful Gross-Matos (ankle) is able to play against Dallas this weekend, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Gross-Matos didn't practice in any capacity before Thursday's contest, and he appears set on the same trajectory this week. The 23-year-old defensive end has played primarily in a reserve role this season, so his absence shouldn't affect the Panthers' defensive rotations.
Gross-Matos (ankle) is ruled out for Thursday's contest against Houston. Gross-Matos will miss his first game of the 2021 season due to an ankle injury. He didn't practice in any capacity this week.
Gross-Matos (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Gross-Matos has now missed back-to-back practices leading up to a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Texans. The 2020 second-round pick's final chance to upgrade his activity level will come Wednesday, at which point his game designation for Week 3 will also be revealed. Coach Matt Rhule is reportedly not optimistic about Gross-Matos' chances of suiting up in Houston.
Gross-Matos (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports. Gross-Matos shook off a shoulder injury that kept him limited in practice, and he's expected to start at defensive end for a second straight game. The rookie second-round pick recorded five tackles in his first career start last week.
Gross-Matos will log his first career NFL start during Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports. With Stephen Weatherly (finger) officially having been placed on injured reserve Saturday afternoon, Gross-Matos garners an opportunity to prove himself at one of the Panthers' defensive end spots. Gross-Matos himself was just activated from IR on Nov. 7, after he was sidelined for three weeks due to an ankle issue. The second-round rookie from Penn State has notched one sack, seven tackles and a forced fumble through five appearances this season.
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