Davis not even listed on injury report

Updated: January 28, 2004, 5:55 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

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."

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