Ted Ginn Jr. Injury: Updates on Panthers WR's Knee and Return

Danny WebsterAnalyst III

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn (19) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Ted Ginn Jr., the Carolina Panthers' leading receiver, is dealing with a knee injury that forced him to miss the regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Ginn Active vs. Seahawks

Sunday, Jan. 17

The Panthers confirmed Ginn is available to play in the NFC Divisional Round matchup with Seattle.

Latest on Ginn's Practice Status

Friday, Jan. 15

Person reported Ginn did not participate in Friday's practice session.

Ginn's Return Is Major Boost for Panthers Offense 

Ginn finally began to establish himself as the top receiver in Carolina's offense in the second half of the season, hauling in 294 yards and six touchdowns in the four games prior to Week 17. Having been without Kelvin Benjamin for the entire season, Ginn has played the role of Cam Newton's top target not named Greg Olsen, and he is a big-play receiver who can take the top off of a secondary.

The Panthers have found a way to make it work without Benjamin, earning a 15-1 record and clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and Ginn's return will bolster their already potent offense.