Carolina hurting on both sides of ball

Updated: October 15, 2004, 4:30 PM ET
By Steve Muench | Scouts, Inc.
Carolina's troubles continue, as the Panthers have lost a key contributor on defense for the season and a key contributor on offense for a significant amount of time. It now appears that it will take a Herculean effort for Carolina to finish with a wining record and give itself a chance to make it into the playoffs.

Here is a list of six injured players in all, their prognosis and who is expected to replace them. There are also projections for how the injuries will affect their respective teams this weekend as well as down the road.

Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.