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Report: Panthers TE Greg Olsen to have surgically repaired foot checked by specialist

(Danielle Parhizkaran/

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will have his surgically repaired right foot examined by orthopedic foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.

Anderson performed the surgery on Olsen’s broken foot he suffered during the Panthers Week 2 win over the Buffalo Bills. That injury caused Olsen to be placed injured reserve.

After missing eight games, Olsen was activated to the 53-man roster on Friday and returned the lineup for Sunday’s 35-27 win over the New York Jets. However, he suffered another foot injury in the second quarter and was ruled out for the remainder of the game, finishing the day with one catch for 10 yards on 4 targets before the injury.

Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Olsen wanted to return for the second half, but that his foot was too sore.

“I think I’ll be fine,” Olsen said after the game. “I was ready to come back, but I guess I wasn’t ready to play an entire NFL game.”

According to Pro Football Talk, Initial X-rays on Olsen’s foot were negative.

Rivera also said he doesn’t believe it is a serious re-aggravation.

“Knowing how these things are coming off [an injury] are sometimes a little tricky, and when you’re dealing with your foot there’s only so much you can do,” Olsen said. “We just thought it would be best not to go crazy out there on that turf.”

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