Whittaker Ruled Out Of Panthers Playoff
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Ron Rivera has ruled out running back Fozzy Whittaker for Sundayâ€™s Divisional Playoff against the Seahawks.
According to reports, Whittaker is still recovering from an ankle injury and has not been able to practice this week.
“Heâ€™s doing the best he can,” Rivera said. “Heâ€™s working on it and getting better and better.”
Fullback Mike Tolbert and rookie running back Cameron Artis-Payne will serve as the backups behind lead back Jonathan Stewart. Rivera sounded confident thatÂ Artis-Payne has what it takes.
“Do we have confidence in Cameron Artis-Payne? Most certainly,” Rivera said. “I think heâ€™s proven to us that he has the kind of ability to play in this league.”