Ravens could face Panthers’ third-string QB Sunday

The Panthers have already lost starting quarterback Matt Moore for the season with a shoulder injury.

Now, the team tied with the Bills with the NFL’s worst record at 1-8 might be without their replacement quarterback, rookie Jimmy Clausen, for this Sunday’s game against the Ravens.

Carolina head coach John Fox told reporters today that Clausen suffered a concussion in the Panthers’ loss to the Buccaneers yesterday, which leaves his status for the Ravens game in doubt.

Fox said that Clausen is considered day-to-day, but he will have to be medically cleared to play on Sunday.

If the Notre Dame product is unable to play, fellow rookie Tony Pike would likely get the start for Carolina. Pike was a sixth-round draft choice out of Cincinnati.

As if facing a 1-8 team wouldn’t be medicine enough after a tough road loss to Atlanta last week, the Ravens might now face a quarterback who has thrown a total of 12 NFL passes.

Tee off, Mr. Suggs. Tee off.

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