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Sleepy Derek Anderson leaves game with hand injury

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Maybe Derek Anderson should have stayed home with the family and gotten some sleep.

And maybe the Panthers would have been better off if he had.

The Panthers quarterback stayed in Charlotte last night to witness the birth of his daughter, flew to Pittsburgh this morning because they only had one other healthy quarterback, and was promptly injured.

Anderson just went to the locker room with a trainer and the team doctor after taking a shot on his throwing hand while trying to cover an air-mailed snap.

He was checked out on the sidelines by trainers before heading in for X-rays, and won’t return to the game.

With starter Cam Newton out nursing a hairline fracture of a rib, that leaves Joe Webb as their only remaining quarterback.

It was a solid gesture of Anderson to make the trip considering Newton’s injury, but if he’s hurt, they’re going to wish they insisted he take a longer maternity leave.

UPDATE 9:17 p.m. ET: X-rays on Anderson’s hand were negative, but he won’t return.

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6 Responses to “Sleepy Derek Anderson leaves game with hand injury”
  1. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made from your tears and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 28, 2014 9:53 PM

    What a joke. This injury is probably the highlight of his career.

  2. dabears2485 says: Aug 28, 2014 9:57 PM

    Nothing is more important than the birth of your child. He did the right thing, and still did right by his team. Good man.

  3. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 28, 2014 10:08 PM

    How is this guy still in the league? What a disaster.

  4. thebiblestudent says: Aug 28, 2014 11:12 PM

    That’s the kind of player you want on the team. That shows his dedication.

  5. qdog112 says: Aug 29, 2014 8:28 AM

    From what I have witnessed, QB is the least of issues in Charlotte. Joe Webb is more than capable of starting, if need be.

    The injury to Cam and Derek are hopefully minor, but for a short period, Webb will not hurt us. There are too many other problems that have to be masked.

    A place people do not see is at LB. With Luke and Davis, we’re OK, but both Blackburn and Klein are slow for OLBs. A healthy Blackburn will work, but if they try Klein, he will be targeted by every offense we face.

  6. mutantman87 says: Aug 29, 2014 11:17 AM

    These guys must be praying that Pryor gets cut by Seattle today.

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