Panthers backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen returned to practice on Tuesday, indicating that his recent toe setback wasn’t too serious. Then again:
“I still don’t feel 100 percent right now,” Clausen said via Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com. “The doctor said it’s
probably going to be until after the season until I feel 100 percent.
I’m going to have to play through some aches and pains until the season
is over. That’s just the nature of football.”
Clausen struggled in his second preseason outing against the Jets, but he wasn’t any worse than the other quarterbacks who played in the ugliest preseason game of 2010.
Coach John Fox says Clausen has been “very good” thus far and he should continue to get work behind Matt Moore the next two weeks, despite his toe pain.