Panthers coach Frank Reich announced Monday evening that linebacker Shaq Thompson will be sidelined for an extended period of time with a considerable calf injury. On Tuesday, Reich revealed that Thompson broke his fibula throughout the team’s loss to the Saints and underwent surgery to repair the injury. As a outcome, Thompson is anticipated to miss the rest 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 deal extended Thompson’s tenure with the Panthers by means of subsequent year and also lowered his cap hit for the 2023 season.
With Thompson sidelined, Camu Grugier-Hill stepped into his function throughout Monday night’s game and will most likely see extended playing time up front.