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Injury update: Panthers WR Philly Brown suffers ‘shoulder stinger’ in practice

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera watches players run through drills on Thursday in Charlotte.
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera watches players run through drills on Thursday in Charlotte. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers receiver Philly Brown suffered what Ron Rivera called a “shoulder stinger” and sat out the remainder of Thursday’s practice.

Rivera said it was the same shoulder that Brown injured in the playoff win against Arizona last season. That injury kept Brown out of the following game against Seattle.

Rivera said he saw Brown moving his shoulder later in the day, but added it’s too early to tell how the injury will affect the second-year receiver’s availability this week.

Cornerback Charles Tillman hyperextended his knee late in the win against Tennessee and was limited at practice Thursday. Tillman sat out during a light practice Wednesday, and the swelling in his knee had not gone down enough for the Panthers’ liking.

Rivera ruled out second-year left guard Andrew Norwell for a third consecutive game with a hamstring injury. Norwell was at practice and ran on the side. Rivera is eyeing Norwell’s return for next week’s game in Dallas.

Defensive end Jared Allen (rest), defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (ankle) and running back Fozzy Whittaker (hip) were all full participants at Thursday’s practice.

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