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Patriots vs. Panthers Wednesday injury report: J.C. Jackson sidelined, 11 limited for New England

The initial prognosis heading into Week 9 at Bank of America Stadium.

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The New England Patriots began preparations for the Carolina Panthers without J.C. Jackson.

The starting cornerback, who has played 91 percent of the snaps this fall, would be listed as a non-participant due to an illness on Wednesday. An additional 11 members of New England’s active roster would be limited.

Here’s the initial injury report ahead of Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET kickoff at Bank of America Stadium.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

Patriots

  • CB J.C. Jackson (illness)

Panthers

  • no players listed

In addition to Jackson, New England also remained without right tackle Trent Brown, who suffered a calf strain on the opening drive of the season opener and became eligible to return from injured reserve at the end of October. But running back Christian McCaffrey saw his 21-day return window open for Carolina. The 2019 first-team All-Pro had totaled 365 scrimmage yards and one touchdown before a hamstring injury sidelined him for five games.

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

Patriots

  • TE Jonnu Smith (shoulder)
  • G Shaq Mason (abdomen)
  • DT Christian Barmore (foot)
  • DT Carl Davis (hand)
  • LB Dont’a Hightower (ankle)
  • LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (ribs)
  • LB Josh Uche (shoulder)
  • LB Kyle Van Noy (groin)
  • S Kyle Dugger (neck)
  • S Cody Davis (hand)
  • K Nick Folk (left knee)

Panthers

  • QB Sam Darnold (concussion/right shoulder)
  • CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver III (toe)

Patriots core special-teamer Brandon King went without a practice designation on Wednesday after being ruled out for Week 8 because of a thigh injury. As for the Panthers, Darnold was on hand while in the NFL’s concussion protocol. “He was extremely limited, able to do some of the run-through and stuff like that, but nothing more,” head coach Matt Rhule told reporters. Should Carolina’s starting quarterback not be cleared in time to face New England, it would be P.J. Walker under center. The former XFL passing leader took the first-team reps.

FULL PARTICIPATION

Patriots

  • no players listed

Panthers

  • WR Terrace Marshall Jr. (concussion)
  • OT Cameron Erving (knee)
  • C Matt Paradis (knee)
  • LB Shaq Thompson (foot)
  • LB Jermaine Carter Jr. (ankle)
  • CB C.J. Henderson (shoulder)
  • CB Stephon Gilmore (quad)

Gilmore worked as a full participant for the Panthers on Wednesday after intercepting a pass in his 17-down debut. The 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, who was acquired from the Patriots in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round pick last month, began the fall on physically unable to perform following December quad surgery.