Carolina Panthers rookie linebacker Shaq Thompson said he’s still day-to-day with a minor knee sprain suffered in the Week 6 victory at Seattle.
Thompson has an MCL sprain that kept him out of last week’s win against the Eagles, and it’s unclear if he’ll be able to play Monday night against the Colts.
“Just taking it day by day,” Thompson said. “It feels good. I’ve just got to get back opening up and running full speed.”
Center Ryan Kalil missed a second day of practice as he continues to nurse a twisted ankle. It’s unclear when the injury was suffered during the Philadelphia win, and Rivera said there was “just a little bit” of concern with Kalil’s availability this week.
Fernando Velasco has taken the first-team reps at center with guard Chris Scott backing him up.
Defensive end Mario Addison (shoulder) won’t play this week, and defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (ankle) is unlikely to play.
Rookie offensive tackle Daryl Williams was a full participant at practice after being sidelined since Week 1 with a knee sprain. Williams said he doesn’t feel 100 percent but is ready to contribute.
“I was nervous, but it all got out of the way (Wednesday at practice),” Williams said. “I was nervous before practice. And once I got a couple of plays in I got comfortable. Everything’s out of the way. I’m back to business.”
Williams will backup Mike Remmers at right tackle and probably play some special teams on the field goal unit.