"We're still hoping for the opener," Rivera said today. "It was to alleviate the discomfort. As he goes through the rehab portion of it these next few days, then we'll see how he is has he's running around."
Panthers coach Ron Rivera characterized the surgery as a "minor procedure that's going to set him back about a week."
Jimmy did hurt his elbow against Dolphins.
Quarterback Jimmy Clausen is questionable for Thursday's game at Cincinnati due to soreness in his throwing elbow, which he bruised last week against the Dolphins.