Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that WR Curtis Samuel recently underwent a small surgical procedure to fix an irregular heartbeat. According to Rapoport, Samuel will likely be out for the season opener.
This comes after Panthers HC Ron Rivera told reporters that Samuel was dealing with a medical issue.
“Dealing with a medical issue,” Rivera said of Samuel, per Max Henson. “He saw the doctor today. We’ll wait and see.”
Samuel, 22, is a former second-round pick of the Panthers back in 2017. Samuel is in the second year of his four-year contract worth $6,453,660 that includes a signing bonus of $2,833,572 and stands to make a base salary of $758,348 for the 2018 season.
In 2017, Samuel has appeared in nine games and caught 15 passes for 115 yards receiving to go along with 64 yards rushing on four carries and no touchdowns. He also contributed 221 kick return yards.