Gano (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports. The Panthers foreshadowed Gano's first absence of the season earlier Friday with the signing of Chandler Catanzaro, who will handle kickoffs and place-kicking duties for at least the Week 14 matchup. Per Max Henson of the Panthers' official site, coach Ron Rivera relayed Friday that Gano is dealing with soreness in his (left) plant knee, an issue that prevented the kicker from practicing the last two days. The Panthers are hopeful that a little more rest will be all Gano needs to heal up, but Catanzaro will presumably remain on the roster until there's no longer any concern about the former's health.
Gano (knee) wasn't present for the portion of Friday's practice open to the media, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports. Gano could get some work in behind the scenes, but early signs point toward his level of participation decreasing for the second day in a row. Casting more doubt on Gano's availability for the Week 14 matchup with the Browns, the Panthers added fellow kicker Chandler Catanzaro to the roster Friday. The Panthers will reveal whether or not Gano has any chance to play shortly after Friday's practice comes to a close.
Gano (knee) was listed as limited on the Panthers' injury report Thursday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports. In the aftermath of Sunday's loss at Tampa Bay, Gano mentioned that he's tending to pain in his left knee, which serves as his plant leg on kicks. He proceeded to put in a full practice Wednesday, so his downgrade Thursday is of concern. Assuming he continues to play through the discomfort, his performance over the last three games (3-for-5 on field-goal attempts and 6-for-7 on point-after tries) leaves something to be desired.
Gano (left knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports. Despite converting his only field-goal attempt and both extra-point tries, Gano said he dealt with some pain in the knee of his plant leg during Sunday's 24-17 loss to Tampa Bay. His full participation at Wednesday's practice suggests he's on track to play through the injury Sunday in Cleveland, but there isn't a ton of fantasy appeal in his December road matchup with a cold-weather team that has a solid defense.
Gano (knee) converted his lone field-goal attempt and both his extra-point tries in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers. Gano's field goal came from 37 yards, but he admitted after the game that he's dealing with pain in his left knee. Although he hopes to continue playing, Gano's performance level this season has taken a slight dip, and it's worth wondering whether his plant leg issues have contributed toward that. Through 12 outings, he boasts just 72 points.
|* indicates player did not play that week|