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Injuries: Matt Kalil week-to-week after knee scope

Carolina Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil underwent a scope to clean up his right knee and is week-to-week, the team announced Tuesday.

"Matt Kalil traveled to Florida on Monday to receive a second opinion on his right knee from Dr. James Andrews," team trainer Ryan Vermillion said in a statement. "After consulting with Dr. Andrews, the decision was made to perform an arthroscopic procedure on Matt's knee. He will be evaluated on a weekly basis."

Kalil had been dealing with a sore knee that kept him out of practice.

The 29-year-old has 19 days before the Panthers kick off the season against the Dallas Cowboys. With his week-to-week status, it's unclear at this stage if Kalil will be ready for the opener.

For a Panthers team that has suffered terrible injury luck to its offensive line this summer, the news on Kalil could be worse. Even if he can't make it back for Week 1, the injury shouldn't keep Cam Newton's blind-side protector out long.

Other injury news we are tracking Tuesday:

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers left tackle Donovan Smith suffered a sprained knee in practice and will miss the next two to four weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Buccaneers corner Vernon Hargreaves returned to practice, according to multiple reporters on the scene. The former first-round pick suffered a groin injury in the team's preseason opener.
  1. Baltimore Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley was diagnosed with a mild knee sprain after undergoing further testing Tuesday, Rapoport reported. Stanley suffered the injury during Monday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts.
  1. Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (shoulder) returned to practice Tuesday. Wideout Kenny Stillsreturned to practice after missing a week with an ankle injury, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN reported. He was running routes full speed and catching passes, he added.
  1. The Chargers' secondary had a brief scare when cornerback Casey Hayward pulled up with what looked like a possible hamstring injury, per the Los Angeles Times. Hayward, however, indicated he'd be fine.
  1. Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters linebacker Roquan Smith may be available tomorrow after dealing with a little tightness in his left hamstring, according to Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic. Tests on tight end Adam Shaheen's ankle also revealed damage to his right foot, according to Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune. Nagy characterized it as a foot sprain and not a fracture but no timeline on his return, he added.
  1. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says wide receiver Doug Baldwin (knee) and running back Rashaad Penny (finger) will be healthy for the team's regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 9. Carroll isn't sure if defensive end Dion Jordan (leg) will be ready to play against the Broncos.
  1. Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Datone Jones (knee) is expected to miss a few weeks, coach Jason Garrett said.
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