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Pinched nerve for Jared Allen is Carolina Panthers’ only injury concern

Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen, right, waits to line up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense during first quarter action on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fl. The Panthers defeated the Buccaneers 37-23.
Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen, right, waits to line up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense during first quarter action on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fl. The Panthers defeated the Buccaneers 37-23. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

The Carolina Panthers emerged from the win in Tampa relatively healthy heading into their bye week.

New acquisition Jared Allen suffered a pinched nerve in his lower back that affected his left leg, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. Outside of that, the Panthers were healthy.

Rivera expects receiver Jerricho Cotchery to return to the practice field next week after sitting out the past two games with a high ankle sprain.

Offensive tackle Daryl Williams hasn’t played since suffering an MCL sprain in the Week 1 win in Jacksonville. He said he’s hopeful to get back on the practice field next week but added the trainers have deemed him day-to-day.

The injury typically takes four-to-six weeks to recover from, and next week would be four weeks for the rookie.

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