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Carolina DE Mario Addison week-to-week after injuring shoulder vs. Eagles

Carolina Panthers DE Mario Addison (97), who is second on the team in sacks, is week-to-week after injuring his shoulder against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Carolina Panthers DE Mario Addison (97), who is second on the team in sacks, is week-to-week after injuring his shoulder against the Philadelphia Eagles. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers defensive end Mario Addison is week-to-week after injuring his shoulder in Sunday’s 27-16 victory over Philadelphia, according to league sources.

Addison sustained a slight separation in his right shoulder and is expected to miss the Nov. 2 game against Indianapolis.

Addison sacked Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford in the first half to bring his season total to three, which ranks second on the team behind defensive tackle Kawann Short’s five sacks.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said a pair of rookies could be close to returning from sprained MCL injuries.

Offensive tackle Daryl Williams has missed five games after getting injured in Week 1 at Jacksonville, while first-round pick Shaq Thompson sat out Sunday’s win after the outside linebacker sprained his ligament covering a kickoff late in the Oct. 18 victory at Seattle.

“Shaq’s doing well. He took a big step (Monday),” Rivera said. “They taped him up and had him run through some drills. It was really good to see.”

Rivera said Williams, who had a strong preseason, also did some running Monday. Both are expected to participate in individual drills Wednesday, and could be ready for the Colts game if they progress well.

“If they make it through on Wednesday and show up Thursday morning feeling really good about themselves, we may have them available,” Rivera said.

Joseph Person: 704-358-5123, @josephperson

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