Super Bowl 50 injury report: Panthers, Broncos relatively healthy


The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers should have key defenders in their line-ups for Super Bowl 50.

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has vowed to play in Sunday's game at Levi's Stadium despite breaking his right forearm in the NFC Championship game.

He has practiced all week and is probable for the game.

Defensive end Jared Allen, who did not play against the Arizona Cardinals on January 24 because of a broken foot, and full-back Mike Tolbert, who is nursing a sore knee, were the only other players listed on Carolina's injury report this week.

Allen and Tolbert were full participants in Friday's practice and also listed as probable.

Broncos safeties T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) were limited in practice this week, but both should play.

Tight end Owen Daniels (knees), linebacker Todd Davis (shoulder), cornerback Chris Harris (shoulder), quarterback Peyton Manning (foot), linebacker Brandon Marshall (ankle), guard Evan Mathis (ankle) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (knee, back) were listed on the injury report, but did not miss any practice this week.

Guard Louis Vasquez (knee) was limited earlier in the week, but was listed as probable for Sunday.

The bye week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl is supposed to allow players to heal up so the contending teams can be at relatively optimal health.

In this case, it appears to have worked as both teams should be at full strength.