During the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jets, Olsen re-aggravated his surgically repaired foot and was quickly ruled out for the game. However, the team later said that they were just being cautious with him after he felt some discomfort.
“We just thought it would be best not to go crazy out there and live to play another day,” Olsen said, via David Newton of ESPN.com.
Olsen was activated from injured reserve last week.
This summer, Olsen was considering holding out in order to secure a contract that would pay him among the top tight ends in the NFL, but he decided against skipping training camp and elected to report to the team.
The Panthers later agreed to include an additional $2 million in incentives to his contract for the 2017 season.
Olsen, 32, is entering the third year of a four-year, $27.75 million contract and is set to make a base salary of $6.5 million over the course of the final two years of his deal.
In 2017, Olsen has appeared in two games for the Panthers and caught three passes for 28 yards receiving and no touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Olsen’s injury as the news is available.