Panther Get Great News With Sam Darnold Injury Update
By Larry Rupp
Quarterback Sam Darnold has had an up-and-down start to his time as a Carolina Panther, but it's become clear that he is the team's best option to lead the offense. Fortunately, the team will have him on the field and starting in Week 9 after he spent the past week in the NFL's concussion protocol.
Sam Darnold Injury Update
Darnold was listed as a limited participant in Carolina's walk-through practice on Friday and officially listed as questionable on the injury report. While concussions can be tricky, Darnold has reportedly been progressing well and all signs point to him suiting up against the New England Patriots.
The Panthers are currently in line for an NFC Wild Card spot with a 4-4 record through eight weeks of play. Darnold has guided the offense averaging 226.8 passing yards per game and has posted a completion percentage of 60.8%, which comes in just above his career mark of 60.0%.
The only other quarterback with NFL experience on Carolina's active roster is P.J. Walker, who has racked up just 71 pass attempts through two seasons with the team (7 games). He would be called upon to play if Darnold is ruled out at the last second or gets hit with another mid-game injury.
For now, the Panthers will look to win their second consecutive game and Darnold will aim to keep improving as a starter. Carolina heads into Sunday as 3.5-point home underdogs against New England, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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