Panthers’ Olsen out with broken right foot
Greg Olsen figures it was a good run that appears over because of a major injury.
X-rays on Sunday revealed the Panthers’ three-time Pro Bowl tight end suffered a broken right foot in Carolina’s 9-3 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and is expected to miss significant playing time.
Olsen has never missed a game because of injury during his previous 10 NFL seasons.
”I haven’t missed a game in a long time, so on one hand it stinks, but on one hand I am very thankful that I have been as lucky as I have been,” said Olsen, who was in a walking boot after the game.
”A lot of guys have dealt with a lot more stuff than I have throughout their careers. … Unfortunately it looks like (that streak) is going to have to come to an end.”
He felt ”something pop” in his foot in the first half while running a route. He tried to go back in but knew something was wrong.
”I didn’t touch anybody,” Olsen said. ”I didn’t get hit. It’s just the way my foot went down.”
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he won’t know how long the 32-year-old tight end will be out until he meets with team physicians on Monday.
Olsen said he’s disappointed, but trying to stay positive.
”I have always prided myself on being out there and playing,” Olsen said. ”Sometimes things are out of your control.”
The Ravens’ second consecutive dominating win came at a substantial cost.
Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda is out for the season with a fracture in his ankle and rookie linebacker Bam Bradley tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Defensive tackle Brandon Williams hurt his foot in the third quarter and did not return.
Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman hurt his hand on a fourth-quarter play. Linebacker Jamie Collins had a concussion.
Broncos rookie left tackle Garett Bolles was carted off the field with a lower left leg injury in the third quarter against Dallas. Bolles was hurt on a running play near the goal line. He immediately signaled to the sideline to come out and check on him. After being loaded into the cart, he waved to the crowd as he was driven off the field.
The Cowboys lost two defensive backs in the first half. Chidobe Awuzie went out with a hamstring injury and Nolan Carroll was ruled out with a concussion.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had a groin injury in New England’s 36-20 win. And running back Rex Burkhead had a rib injury in the second half.
Saints rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore left the game to be evaluated for a concussion. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson left late in the first quarter with what the club described as a leg injury. Defensive end Mitch Loewen needed help off the field after injuring his left leg in the fourth quarter.
Steelers rookie linebacker T.J. Watt left in the second quarter of Pittsburgh’s 26-9 win over Minnesota with a groin injury and did not return. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva departed in the third quarter with ”heat-related issues,” but returned in the fourth. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert sat out most of the fourth quarter with cramps.
Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson left against Tennessee with a groin injury in the third quarter. Linebacker Lerentee McCray injured a knee and did not return. Defensive tackle Michael Bennett left with a pectoral injury.
The Eagles’ ailing secondary lost two more players against Kansas City when starting safety Rodney McLeod and backup cornerback Jaylen Watkins left with hamstring injuries in the first half.
San Francisco lost safety Eric Reid to a knee injury in the third quarter against Seattle. Reid appeared to hurt his left knee in the first half trying to cover Tyler Lockett in the open field. He was helped to the sideline and sat out the rest of the half before returning in the third quarter. He lasted about five minutes of the third quarter before walking off the field with trainers again.
Washington starting running back Rob Kelley suffered a rib injury midway through the second quarter and didn’t return. Tight end Jordan Reed suffered a chest injury in the third quarter and safety Montae Nicholson hurt a shoulder in the fourth quarter.
Rams tight end Gerald Everett suffered a thigh injury in the third quarter.
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- Alejandro Villanueva
- Baltimore Ravens
- Bam Bradley
- Chidobe Awuzie
- Cleveland Browns
- Corey Coleman
- Dallas Cowboys
- Denver Broncos
- Eric Reid
- Garett Bolles
- Gerald Everett
- Greg Olsen
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Jaylen Watkins
- Lerentee McCray
- Los Angeles Rams
- Marcus Gilbert
- Marshal Yanda
- Marshon Lattimore
- Montae Nicholson
- New England Patriots
- New Orleans Saints
- NFC South
- Nolan Carroll
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Rex Burkhead
- Rob Gronkowski
- Rob Kelley
- Rodney McLeod
- T.J. Watt
- Trey Hendrickson
- Tyler Lockett