Greg Olsen, Jonathan Stewart Injury Updates

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) runs the ball during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers star TE Greg Olsen has yet to miss a game this season despite suffering from a foot injury that caused him to be in a walking boot prior to last week’s win over the Minnesota Vikings. Olsen was only listed probable on the injury report, but it seemed clear to me that he was hobbled. He only caught two passes, which is clearly off the normal pace for the Panthers No. 2 target. He’s a vital player on the offense, and he is easily one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league, even if he doesn’t always get the praise he deserves.

It’s fair to wonder if he has suffered a setback on his foot, as the Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person reports that Greg Olsen is once again wearing a walking boot on his left foot. I still think he plays this week against the St. Louis Rams, but his status is cloudy at this point without much information.

Early reports were that oft-injured running back Jonathan Stewart would be activated off of the PUP list right when eligible, but his status for this week’s game against the Rams should be regarded as “out” at this point. Those early reports seemed too good to be true at the time, and the ankle injuries that Stewart is dealing with are serious. He is now expected to miss more time, and it’s anyone’s guess as to when Stewart returns. Joe Person tweets that Stewart isn’t in pads, which means that he still isn’t practicing. Hopefully he is able to return by Week 9, but all of the news surrounding Stewart has been poor to this point. At least DeAngelo Williams is doing an excellent job as the Panthers feature back so far this season, and it’s a role he won’t relinquish anytime soon.

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Topics: Carolina Panthers, Greg Olsen, Injury Report, Jonathan Stewart

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