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Curtis Samuel reportedly had procedure to fix irregular heartbeat

Jesse Reed
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May 5, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) catches a pass during practice at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers receiver Curtis Samuel reportedly had a minor procedure performed to fix an irregular heartbeat, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, who notes the second-year player is likely out for Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys.

A second-round pick out of Ohio State last year, Samuel missed much of his rookie campaign with an ankle injury.

This summer, he’s been showing up well for Carolina, both in training camp and during the preseason. He caught six passes for 137 yards in three preseason games, averaging nearly 23 yards per catch.

Hopefully this irregular heartbeat issue is something that he can quickly recover from. Samuel has vast potential as a slot receiver, and we look forward to watching him flourish as a weapon in Norv Turner’s system.