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Panthers Get Concerning Matt Corral Injury Update

Devon Platana
The Carolina Panthers have received a concerning injury update regarding rookie QB Matt Corral.
The Carolina Panthers have received a concerning injury update regarding rookie QB Matt Corral. / AP Photo/Charles Krupa

The Carolina Panthers lost 20-10 to the New England Patriots on Friday night, marking their first NFL preseason loss. Unfortunately, the game wasn't all the Panthers lost last night. Rookie quarterback Matt Corral was forced to prematurely exit the game with a foot injury.

Things became even more concerning when Panthers writer Darrin Gantt reported that Corral was spotted wearing a boot on his left foot after the game. While he isn't lined up to be the team's starting QB this fall, the last thing any rookie needs is to miss any amount of Year 1 development time.

Matt Corral Injury Update

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule spoke to reporters about Corral's injury. He said that the rookie's foot was stepped on at some point in the game and now needs X-rays to determine the severity of the injury. In other words, Panthers fans have the right to be concerned.

Corral didn't have much of an exciting performance before his exit. While the 2022 third-round pick completed 9-of-15 passing attempts, he only averaged 3.9 yards per completion. He also recorded six rushing yards on three carries while also being sacked once.

With Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and P.J. Walker all ahead of him on the depth chart, there's no reason for the Panthers to rush Corral back. Unfortunately, he has to deal with an injury this early in his NFL career, but he can use any time missed to learn from the coaching staff on the sidelines.

Hopefully, the Panthers have a positive Corral injury update for their fans in the coming days.

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