After missing week three with an ankle injury sustained during their loss against the Saints, Carolina Panthers’ quarterback, Bryce Young, was a full participant during the team’s first practice in preparation for Sunday’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings.
“First thing I would say is hats off to Bryce for getting himself ready to get out there today,” head coach Frank Reich said Wednesday. “You could see the determination in his eyes. You could feel his energy and the will to be out there. He did get through the whole practice, so we’ll have the full designation.”
A full designation is a good sign that the overall number one draft pick will play, but the team will keep a close eye on how his ankle responds to a full day of work.
“I think the big thing right now is to see how he responds tomorrow, because it was good work today,” Reich continued. “We just have to make sure there’s no major setbacks and no flare-ups, but if he stays on track then I think things are headed in the right direction.”
While Bryce is on the mend there were several players who didn’t not practice, including Jonathan Mingo (concussion), Frankie Luvu (hip), Taylor Moton (ankle/rest) and Xavier Woods, who is expected to miss extended time with a hamstring injury.
Check out the Panthers and Vikings full injury reports below: