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Matt Moore practices Wednesday

Panthers quarterback Matt Moore was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, indicating that he may not miss any time after suffering a concussion last week.

While Kevin Kolb in Philadelphia looks almost certain to be out, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora said on Total Access Monday night that Moore is on track to play.  That supports previous reports that indicated Jimmy Clausen was unlikely to start for the Panthers Sunday.

This is an example of why the concussion problem in the league is so hard to fix.  All concussions aren’t equal and they aren’t treated as such.

Kolb is fully expected to miss Week Two, with NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi reporting that Michael Vick will start for the Eagles.  Moore, who also suffered a concussion, will try to save the Panthers from starting slow for a second straight year.

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5 Responses to “Matt Moore practices Wednesday”
  1. ICEWALKER says: Sep 15, 2010 8:53 PM

    This is a rebuild year for the Panthers. They got rid of core players (Delhomme, Peppers) and had a good influx of youth the last 2 years.
    I live in NC now (not a huge fan, though) and hope that they can use this year as gelling the team for next year.
    Some time this year Moore and Clausen will get playing time. This is the year they need to decide the QB of the future.
    Oh, and maybe add a good WR sometime before next season.

  2. BigBear123 says: Sep 15, 2010 9:04 PM

    This is an example of why the concussion problem in the league is so hard to fix.
    ————
    Bradley stumbling off the field should have raised a lot of eyebrows.
    Have to sit out remainder of game that it occurred in at a minimum. Think of it like a car crash(or getting hit like a bus for Bradley), adrenaline is pumping and you can move around until the adrenaline starts to wear off. Next day you can’t get out of bed. With all head trauma the effects will be more evident, but allowing someone to play after passing a finger count test is dangerous.
    Effects of minor concussions will clear in a few days and the player can play next week.
    More serious ones will show lasting effects and will require closer observation.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPRscxQZs8E

  3. Direwolf says: Sep 15, 2010 9:04 PM

    All concussions are not equal, but they all put the player at very serious risk of a 2nd concussion (risk of a second is 4 times higher). A second concussion days or even weeks within the first is far more serious. If they let Moore play, the Panthers wouldn’t have a leg to stand on if he gets hurt.
    Allow me to paste… “there is an increased risk for subsequent TBI (traumatic brain injury)among persons who have had at least one previous TBI .  Repeated mild brain injuries occurring over an extended period (i.e., months or years) can result in cumulative neurologic and cognitive deficits, but repeated mild brain injuries occurring within a short period (i.e., hours, days, weeks) can be catastrophic or fatal.  The latter phenomenon, termed “second impact syndrome” has been reported more frequently since it was first characterized in 1984.” 

  4. Catamount says: Sep 15, 2010 9:39 PM

    Absolutely, Direwolf. What is the point? Moore was not severe, but as little as they know about long-term effects, what doctor would say “go ahead and play?”
    They need to get NASCAR in to design a helmet. You see some of the crashes those guys walk away from?

  5. NoHomeTeam says: Sep 16, 2010 2:08 PM

    “Kolb is fully expected to miss Week Two, with NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi reporting that Michael Vick will start for the Eagles.”
    Great news, Coach Reid — I feel great and the doctors say I can play on Sunday!
    {WHACK!} How about now, son?
    Everything’s kinda fuzzy . . .

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