Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen suffered an injury in his team's Week 1 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Here is the latest on the status of the star tight end.
Olsen was seen with a walking boot on his foot late in the game against the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon. The Pro Bowl tight end has dealt with lower-leg injuries before, so this was a troubling sign.
It's looking like Olsen will be out for an extended period of time.
NFL Network reporters Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport are reporting that Olsen will miss a "significant chunk" of the season.
"Greg Olsen (foot) is expected to miss a significant chunk of time, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Evaluations ongoing to see how long he's out but it's clear he'll be down a while," he reports.
Injured reserve is reportedly a possibility for Greg Olsen too, unfortunately.
"The Panthers will be without a team leader and key part of their offense for a while. Unfortunately, IR is possible," Rapoport reports.
Olsen has been one of the best tight ends in the NFL in recent years. The former Miami Hurricanes star has been dealing with serious injuries since the 2017 season, though. Olsen has just 19 catches since the start of that season, missing the majority of his team's games with injury.