Coach John Fox offered no update on the extent of the injuries at his post-game press conference.
Moore left the game with 12 minutes left in the second quarter when Saints DT Sedrick Ellis sacked him and drove his shoulder into the turf. Stewart, who was starting for the injured DeAngelo Williams, took a devastating blow to the head from Saints FS Darren Sharper. That leaves the Panthers quarterback and running back positions up in the air entering next week’s game against Tampa Bay.
At quarterback, Fox said Moore will start if he’s able to do so, but he didn’t sound particularly optimistic, although teammates said Moore wanted to return to the game.
“We’ve got two very young players there that, depending on Matt’s status, might be our two quarterbacks for the rest of the season,” Fox said.
If Moore can’t play, Jimmy Clausen will return to the starting lineup and Tony Pike will be the backup.
At running back, the Panthers could get Williams back next week from a sprained foot, but there are no assurances. Williams has missed the last two games.
All five of the players who were injured skipped the open locker room after the game to receive treatment.