Long Flight Causes Carr’s Back to Get Worse

Carr slammed last week

That’s what a cross-country flight will do to you.

Panthers QB David Carr, who’s starting status was already somewhat in doubt due to a trick back, was downgraded to questionable on the teams injury report after his back became stiff on the teams long flight from Carolina to Arizona for tomorrows game with the Cards.

Carr was listed as probable on the teams report on Friday, and practiced and things seemed to be moving in the direction of him being able to take the field.  Now that is very much in doubt.  The team stated that he will try to warm up Sunday morning at the stadium, and if he’s okay he’ll go, if not, the Panthers are looking at the shot at starting newly signed 43-year-old Vinny Testaverde.

The starting job would be between Vinny and undrafted rookie Matt Moore.  Testaverde, after being signed on Wednesday, has said that it would not take him long to learn the system, and that he would be ready to go against the Cardinals if need be.  You can bet if Vinny gets the start, the Cards D-line will be looking at putting a heavy rush on him early and often to make the 43-year-old wish he wouldn’t have come back to the league.


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