Adam Schefter reports that Panthers TE Greg Olsen plans to rest his fractured foot for “a few weeks and play the rest of the season.”
Schefter added that Olsen is “optimistic” he will not require any more surgeries at least until after the 2018 season.
Joe Person reports that the Panthers plan to keep TE Greg Olsen on their 53-man roster in hopes he can play later in the season.
Olsen posted the following regarding his foot injury:
— Greg Olsen (@gregolsen88) September 11, 2018
The Panthers announced that TE Greg Olsen re-fractured his foot, but there are no plans for surgery at this time.
“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.”
According to the report, tests and evaluations are still ongoing to determine a more specific timetable for Olsen, but it’s clear he’s going to miss a good portion of the season.
Rapoport says that Olsen is a potential candidate to be placed on injured reserve.
Olsen was forced from Sunday’s game against the Cowboys with a foot injury after it was stepped on while running a route in the first half.
This is a pretty big concern for Olsen, considering that he missed a number of games last year with a foot injury.
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.