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Report: Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel Is Out For The Season

A Carolina Panthers helmet sitting on the field.

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 11: A detailed view of a Carolina Panthers helmet during pregame against the San Diego Chargers at Bank of America Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

A rough ending for the former Buckeyes star.

Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel left last night's game in the third quarter with an apparent leg injury, and it appears the news is not good.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Samuel suffered ligament damage in his left ankle and will miss the rest of the season.

Samuel's injury comes just two weeks after the Panthers traded Kelvin Benjamin, opening up a larger role for the 2017 second-round pick. He was in the middle of having his best performance of the season (five catches, 45 yards) when he got hurt.

For his first NFL campaign, Samuel appeared in nine games, making four starts. He hauled in 15 passes for 115 yards and rushed four times for 64 yards.

Best of luck to Samuel on a speedy recovery.