Carolina Panthers tight finish Greg Olsen, who made his long-awaited return to the lineup on Sunday after an eight-week absence on account of a damaged foot, plans to see a specialist after being compelled out of the sport with soreness.
Olsen could have his surgically repaired proper foot checked out by famous orthopedic foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, sources instructed ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Anderson carried out the surgical procedure in September to restore Olsen’s damaged foot.
The 32-year-old Olsen returned to the sphere in Sunday’s 35-27 victory over the New York Jets, catching Cam Newton’s first cross try of the day, a 10-yarder over the center. However his foot acquired sore thereafter and he left the sport within the second quarter and didn’t return.
“I felt good, however the foot wasn’t precisely the place we wanted it to be to play within the NFL,” Olsen stated after the sport. “So we stay to play one other week. Hopefully will probably be higher subsequent week.
“Understanding how these items are coming off (an harm) are generally slightly difficult, and whenever you’re coping with your foot there’s solely a lot you are able to do. We simply thought it will be greatest to not go loopy on the market on that turf.”
Preliminary X-rays on the foot had been adverse, based on Professional Soccer Discuss and confirmed by ESPN.
In 2016, the 6-foot-5, 255-pound Olsen grew to become the one tight finish in NFL historical past to have three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. For his profession, the three-time Professional Bowl choice has 626 catches for 7,403 yards and 52 touchdowns in 161 video games.
“He got here again out at halftime and he wished to provide it a attempt to it was sore, so the trainers simply thought the perfect factor to do was sit him down,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera stated of Olsen after Sunday’s recreation. “We’ll see how he’s after we get again (Monday) morning.”
The Panthers (Eight-Three) play on the New Orleans Saints (Eight-Three) this Sunday with first place within the NFC South on the road.