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Key veterans upgraded on Thursday injury report for Arizona Cardinals

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While it is Friday and we are heading into the weekend, there is a bit of concern over the Arizona Cardinals health.

While it may not be as substantial as some of the issues in Carolina, the Cardinals had two key veteran defenders on the Wednesday injury report that missed practice.

Thankfully, both were back in a limited capacity on Thursday and look like they are heading in the right direction to play on Sunday.

Let’s take a look at the injury report from Thursday.

The Cardinals got Corey Peters and Jordan Hicks back on Thursday, while adding Chris Jones to the injury list as limited.

However, the return of Peters and Hicks will be key, as they are the anchors in the middle of a surprisingly stout, against the running backs, run defense.

The Panthers meanwhile are missing two key pieces in Cam Newton, who seems unlikely to play at this point, but don’t ask Ron Rivera, and more interestingly Kawann Short, who is an absolute stud along the defensive line.

While the Panthers have more than enough depth with Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe, it will shorten their rotation from what has been a dominant front three.

Let’s hope for a clean bill of health on Friday’s report.