Further evaluation Monday of Greg Olsen’s foot showed not major issues, NFL Network reported.
After tests today, #Panthers TE Greg Olsen’s foot was deemed OK, I’m told. The good news the team was expecting.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 27, 2017
The Panthers tight end re-aggravated his surgically repaired right foot during Sunday’s game against the Jets and he was slated to see an orthopedic foot specialist Monday in Charlotte, N.C., ESPN reported.
According to the report, initial X-rays on Olsen’s foot came back negative and the team didn’t believe the setback will be serious, but the veteran was to get an opinion from the doctor who performed the reparative procedure in September.
Olsen, who had been out since Week 2 with a broken foot, made his anticipated return Sunday but left the team’s Week 12 win over the Jets after halftime, and was ruled out for the rest of the game. He caught a 10-yard pass in the first quarter for his lone reception of the game.
It’s unclear if he will miss any practice this week because of the lingering soreness.
Olsen had returned to practice on a full-time basis last week as the team was on its bye and was activated from injured reserve on Friday. His availability will be closely monitored this week as the Panthers prepare for a division showdown against the Saints.
Carolina (8-3) will look to keep its four-game winning streak alive when it visits New Orleans (8-3) at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.