Tolbert injured his right hamstring and bruised his knee Sunday on the game-winning drive against Miami. He is hopeful he'll be ready for Sunday's home game against Atlanta, but reminded the Panthers (8-3) tend to be cautious when dealing with injuries.
"You know how they are," said Tolbert, who was injured on a 15-yard run to the Miami 6-yard line with 59 seconds to play. "They are more long-term than immediate."
Defensive end Charles Johnson, who missed the Miami game with a sprained right knee, also was held out as the Panthers moved practice inside to the Charlotte Convention Center due to a winter storm.
Rivera said there was no need putting Johnson at risk working out on carpet in a ballroom, and that he wouldn't get a true read on his availability until Thursday or Friday.