Panthers head coach Frank Reich announced on Monday evening that linebacker Shaq Thompson will be sidelined for an extended period of time due to a considerable reduced leg injury. On Tuesday, Reich revealed that Thompson had fractured his fibula in the course of the team’s loss to the Saints and underwent surgery to repair the injury. As a outcome, Thompson is anticipated to miss the remainder of the season.
Thompson, who has been with the Panthers for nine seasons, not too long ago signed a new contract with the group in the offseason. The agreement extended Thompson’s tenure with the Panthers till subsequent year and also lowered his cap hit for the 2023 season.
With Thompson out of the image, Kamu Grugier-Hill stepped into his function in the course of Monday night’s game and is probably to see enhanced playing time moving forward.