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Panthers suffer major blow losing Greg Olsen to another foot injury

The Carolina Panthers were dealt a significant blow on Tuesday morning. It was revealed that Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen suffered a re-fracture to his surgically-repaired foot.

Although this is an injury that will eventually need surgery to be repaired once again, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Olsen is hoping to rest his foot a few weeks and returning at some point late in the season before having surgery over the offseason.


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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen plans to rest his fractured foot “a few weeks” and play the rest of the season, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

The source said Olsen is optimistic he can wait until after the season for any surgery.

This is an intriguing approach to the situation. Olsen could simply undergo surgery once again in order to get that out of the way sooner rather than later. However, he appears to be quite determined to play this year and not have his season derailed by a foot injury that he previously had an operation to correct.


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Olsen is a huge piece of the puzzle offensively. He is Pro Bowl quarterback Cam Newton’s favorite target in the passing game. This has led to some highly productive campaigns along the way. In fact, this saw him become the first tight end in league history to record at least 1,000 receiving yards in three consecutive seasons. His absence from the field will leave a huge void that wide receiver Devin Funchess, Torrey Smith, and D.J. Moore will try to make up.

These next couple of weeks should be telling. We will find out if he will be able to return to the field this season.

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