Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Panthers fear CB Jaycee Horn suffered multiple broken bones in the metatarsal area of his foot.
Surgery is an option, according to Rapoport, and he is likely looking at a 2-3 month recovery period, so at best he would be a candidate to return late in the season.
Horn, 21, was a three-year starter at South Carolina and a second-team All-SEC selection as a junior. He opted out of the 2020 season after seven games and the Panthers drafted Horn with the No. 8 overall pick in 2021.
Horn signed a four-year, $21,112,145 contract with the Panthers that includes a $12,714,287 signing bonus. The Panthers will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024.
In 2021, Horn has appeared in three games for the Panthers, recording five tackles and an interception that he returned for 13 yards.
We will have more news on Horn as it becomes available.