Carolina Panthers TE, Greg Olsen, is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his foot in Sunday’s loss.
Greg Olsen suffered a fractured foot in Sunday’s win over the Bills. After only catching one pass for 10 yards, Olsen went down in the second quarter and did not return to the contest. This is a devastating loss for the struggling Cam Newton-led offense, and they will be without their big TE for what is expected to be a long time.
As Olsen stated after the game, “I broke my foot. It’s tough. It sucks.”
After undergoing surgery for the fracture, Olsen is expected to miss the next two months of action. Olsen will miss big time games including matchups against the Patriots and Lions.
Ed Dickson is the likely favorite to replace Olsen at TE for the Panthers. Although it seems the remaining cast of Christian McCaffrey and Kelvin Benjamin will benefit the most from Olsen’s injury. However, if Newton and the offense don’t right the ship soon it may be a risk to play any of the Panthers players.