Panthers tight end Greg Olsen re-fractured his right foot in the season opener against Dallas on Sunday. There are currently no plans for surgery, but he is expected to miss significant time.
This news has some real and fantasy implications. It also brings up questions about how much longer the 33-year-old is going to be able to play.
Panthers announced TE Greg Olsen re-fractured his right foot against Dallas. There are no plans for surgery at this time. Olsen hopes to be able to play again this season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2018
#Panthers TE 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.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 11, 2018
The Panthers did end up winning the game against the Cowboys, but with Olsen going down it was at a huge cost. If they don’t make a move it will be up to three year backup Chris Manhertz to fill some pretty big shoes.
It’s the mantra of every NFL team, next man up.