Earlier today, the Carolina Panthers put out an official Greg Olsen injury update. During the win against the Dallas Cowboys, the star tight end fractured his foot.
The team said it is handling Olsen on a “month-to-month basis,” which doesn’t sound like a great prognosis at all.
Injury updates on tight end Greg Olsen and offensive tackle Daryl Williams from head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion:
“Greg re-fractured his right foot against Dallas. There are no plans for surgery at this time. We will monitor his rehab and evaluate his progress on a monthly basis.”
“Daryl injured his right knee when a Cowboys player fell into the side of his knee. After evaluation, it is team physician Dr. Pat Connor’s recommendation that Daryl undergoes surgery to repair the injury.”
Based on that, it sounds iffy that we’ll see Olsen again this year. A new report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicates that the opposite may be true.
Schefter’s new Greg Olsen injury update indicates that the tight end thinks he could return after a few weeks.
From the NFL insider:
Panthers’ TE Greg Olsen plans to rest his fractured foot “a few weeks and play rest of season,” source texted. Olsen is optimistic he can wait until after the season for any surgery.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2018
That wound be welcome news for the Panthers. The team doesn’t have a ton of veteran weapons around Cam Newton; Olsen is clearly the most reliable target in that group.
Still, that kind of turnaround seems very quick for a fractured foot. Here’s to hoping he can make it work, without serious repercussions.