Panthers WR Samuel out for the season

Postado Novembro 14, 2017

The Panthers traded No. 1 wideout Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo two weeks ago in part to get more speed on the field.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel suffered an ankle injury during his team's 45-21 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App Samuel left Monday night's 45-21 win against the Dolphins early in the third quarter after his foot turned awkwardly under the weight of Miami safety Reshad Jones in the end zone.

When healthy, Samuel has caught 15 passes for 115 yards.

The second-round pick will undergo season-ending surgery on his left ankle and eventually be placed on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

"For him to step up and make crucial catches for us and to get the momentum going, it's big", Newton said.

Offensive coordinator Mike Shula said Samuel will be replaced by committee, referring to Kaelin Clay, Russell Sheppard and even running back Christian McCaffrey.

The Carolina Panthers will head into the stretch run of their season without their youngest - and one of their fastest - wide receivers. ". We're going to try hard to find ways to put guys in what they do best and then have them go do it". "One of the best things that happened (Monday) night after Curtis (was hurt) is we didn't really feel like we missed a beat".