Panthers TE Greg Olsen Hoping To Return In 4-5 Weeks

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Panthers TE Greg Olsen is hoping to return in four to five weeks after re-breaking the bone in his foot that he injured last year.

According to Rapoport, Olsen is doing everything possible to return as soon as possible with the intention of reevaluating the injury after the season.

Olsen was forced from Week 1’s game against the Cowboys with a foot injury after it was stepped on while running a route in the first half.

The Panthers later announced there are no plans for Olsen to undergo surgery: “Greg re-fractured his right foot against Dallas. There are no plans for surgery at this time. We will monitor his rehab and evaluate his progress on a monthly basis.”

Olsen, 33, is a former first-round pick of the Bears back in 2007. He played four years for Chicago before he was traded to the Panthers in 2011.

Olsen was in the final year of a four-year, $27.75 million contract and is set to make a base salary of $6.5 million for the 2018 season when he agreed to a two-year extension worth $8.55 million back in April.

In 2017, Olsen appeared seven games for the Panthers and caught 17 passes for 191 yards receiving and one touchdown.

We’ll have more regarding Olsen as the news is available.

 

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