The Carolina Panthers haven't had much luck in the 2011 NFL season. At least their Week 15 injury report looks fairly clean: only cornerback Darius Butler is out for the Panthers' tussle with the Houston Texans.
That's a much cleaner bill than Houston's; Carolina isn't missing both its first- and second-string quarterbacks (Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart), its best wide receiver, and its defensive linchpin (Mario Williams) like the Texans are.
But Butler being out diminishes the Panthers' already very flammable secondary.
Here's the rest of the Panthers injury report for Week 15:
OUT: CB Darius Butler (head).
QUESTIONABLE: S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), T Jordan Gross (ankle), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle).
PROBABLE: CB Captain Munnerlyn (not injury-related), DE Antwan Applewhite (hamstring), C Ryan Kalil (shoulder), TE Greg Olsen (back), LB Kion Wilson (calf).