HOUSTON -- New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi was
listed as probable Wednesday on the first injury report of Super
Bowl week, and tight end Christian Fauria and running back Patrick
Pass were also given a 75 percent chance of playing in Sunday's
game against Carolina.
The Panthers listed no players on their injury report, which is
updated throughout the week, meaning running back Stephen Davis
should be able to fully participate in practice. He injured his
left quadricep muscle in a divisional playoff game.
The extra week off since the NFC championship game "helped out
a whole lot," Davis said earlier this week. "Just being able to
rest and get treatment. That was a big advantage to me."
Bruschi hurt his right leg near the end of the Patriots' victory
over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game. Fauria
was listed with a leg injury, and Pass with an ankle injury.
The team does not divulge details of injuries.
"It's going to take a lot to keep me out," Bruschi said after
arriving in Houston. "Just to be out there on that nice green
field to play with this team is something I'm going to make sure
that I'm going to do. They might have to tie me up to keep me out
of this one."