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Buccaneers vs. Panthers injury report: Lavonte David will play, Cam Newton out

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Lavonte David will suit up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The linebacker was able to practice in full today, and appears to have had no ill effects from his concussion against the Detroit Lions. Any player suffering a concussion has to pass a concussion test before getting on the field again, and he presumably did so earlier this week.

The Bucs will likely miss defensive tackle Clinton McDonald and safety Major Wright, though. Neither player has practiced this week, which means we'll see Akeem Spence and Bradley McDougald at those positions. There hasn't been much of a dropoff in recent weeks, when Major Wright missed large portions of every game and McDonald has also been injured, so this shouldn't present much of a problem for the Bucs' defense.

Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers will be without Cam Newton, who suffered a minor back injury in a car accident this week, and guard Amini Silatolu will also be absent. Running back Deangelo Williams is listed as questionable and probably won't play, which is a minor blow to the team's running game -- a fairly necessary component given that Derek Anderson will start at quarterback.

TAMPA BAY
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Anthony Collins 73 T Elbow Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Lavonte David 54 LB Concussion Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation Probable
Mason Foster 59 LB Achilles Did Not Participate Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Gerald McCoy 93 DT Knee Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Clinton McDonald 98 DT Hamstring Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable
Brandon Myers 82 TE Calf Limited Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Solomon Patton 11 WR Foot Limited Participation Questionable
Bobby Rainey 43 RB Ankle Did Not Participate Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 87 TE Back Limited Participation Limited Participation Limited Participation Questionable
Major Wright 31 S Ribs Limited Participation Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Questionable

CAROLINA
Player No. Pos. Injury Wed. Participation Thurs. Participation Fri. Participation Game Status
Philly Brown 16 WR Shoulder Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Carrington Byndom 37 CB Illness Did Not Participate Full Participation Probable
Ryan Kalil 67 C Not Injury Related Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
A.J. Klein 56 LB Knee Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Cam Newton 1 QB Back Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Greg Olsen 88 TE Knee Limited Participation Limited Participation Full Participation Probable
Chris Scott 79 G Foot Did Not Participate Full Participation Full Participation Probable
Amini Silatolu 66 G Knee Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Did Not Participate Out
Jonathan Stewart 28 RB Hip Limited Participation Full Participation Full Participation Probable
DeAngelo Williams 34 RB Hand Did Not Participate Limited Participation Limited Participation Doubtful

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