Despite seeing his team move to 2-0 on the season, Sunday most definitely wasn’t a good day for Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen.
The Pro Bowl tight end exited the game with what was being described as a foot injury. Shortly thereafter, he was seen on the sideline with a walking boot and holding crutches (more on that here).
Unfortunately for Olsen and his Panthers, the tight end told reporters following the game that he suffered a broken foot.
Greg Olsen tells reporters he broke his foot.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 17, 2017
Obviously, this is going to be a long-term injury for a player in Olsen who has recorded three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. It’s also going to hurt former MVP quarterback Cam Newton, who himself briefly exited Sunday’s win over Buffalo after being sacked for a sixth time in the game.
For his part, Olsen will see a doctor on Monday before ultimately deciding what the next step in the process is going to be.
#Panthers TE Greg Olsen tells reporters that he broke his foot during the game today. He'll see Dr. Anderson tomorrow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2017
Even then, it’s hard to imagine him returning any time soon. Further updates will be available during the week.