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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was carted off the field with a foot injury and will not return to the Week 13 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The news is jarring for the Panthers, who are already dealing with a significant injury to another pass catcher in Devin Funchess. Luckily, Funchess was ruled active this week, but the team has already said they'll be easing him back into game action. This likely means that running back Christian McCaffrey will be heavily leaned on, while wide receivers D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel will see an uptick in targets.
Olsen went to the locker room on a cart as Godwin ripped off a 48-yard catch-and-run. Horrible news all around from Panthers perspective.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) December 2, 2018
Olsen has dealt with numerous injuries
Injury Update: TE Greg Olsen (foot) will not return. pic.twitter.com/SazsKh2YSi— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 2, 2018
You have to wonder if this latest injury to Olsen is the one that ends his season and possibly NFL career.
Really would be a 3rd time.— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) December 2, 2018
Unfortunately this is what I feared since #GregOlsen made the decision to forgo surgery and return early this season from Week 1 re-fracture. https://t.co/UBcU1Ti1Kf https://t.co/AOzRex241B
He's dealt with this before, returning early from it this year. But if he refractured it, his season is most definitely in jeopardy.
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