Panthers head coach Frank Reich introduced on Monday night time that linebacker Shaq Thompson will likely be sidelined for an prolonged time frame attributable to a major decrease leg damage. On Tuesday, Reich revealed that Thompson had fractured his fibula in the course of the staff’s loss to the Saints and underwent surgical procedure to restore the damage. In consequence, Thompson is predicted to overlook the rest of the season.
Thompson, who has been with the Panthers for 9 seasons, lately signed a brand new contract with the staff within the offseason. The settlement prolonged Thompson’s tenure with the Panthers till subsequent yr and in addition diminished his cap hit for the 2023 season.
With Thompson out of the image, Kamu Grugier-Hill stepped into his position throughout Monday night time’s recreation and is more likely to see elevated taking part in time shifting ahead.