It’s too early to tell how severe Greg Olsen’s foot injury might be. But based on the fact he was seen being carted back onto the field Sunday, wearing a boot and sporting crutches, it seems the Carolina Panthers tight end might be out a while.
Greg Olsen on the sidelines in a boot, with a crutch. pic.twitter.com/3Dklap2DIZ
— Phil Orban (@philorbanWSOC9) September 17, 2017
Olsen had previously been ruled out of the game with a foot injury after initially being ruled probable to return.
The Panthers have struggled offensively in Week 2 without Olsen, who is Cam Newton’s most reliable target when plays break down. They currently lead the Buffalo Bills at home, 6-0, but it’s been an ugly game by Newton and Co.
Olsen has been one of the NFL’s top tight ends the past few seasons. He recently inked a new contract, which the Panthers were happy to extend as a reward for his consistently excellent play. Needless to say, Carolina won’t be the same team offensively if Greg Olsen has to miss a significant amount of time this season.