The Carolina Panthers suffered various setbacks in their current game against the New Orleans Saints. Not only did they drop the game, but they also lost their linebacker Shaq Thompson to a substantial ankle injury. Panthers coach Frank Reich expressed concern about the injury, noting that Thompson is anticipated to miss an extended period of time. Additional healthcare evaluation is scheduled for Tuesday.
The injury occurred when Panthers defensive lineman DeShawn Williams collided with Saints tackle Trevor Penning, causing Thompson to endure the injury. Defensive tackle Derrick Brown acknowledged the effect of Thompson’s absence, stating that he is the team’s leader and that his injury impacts everybody.
Adding to the Panthers’ defensive woes, cornerback Jaycee Horn had currently been placed on injured reserve a handful of days earlier. These injuries dealt a substantial blow to the Panthers’ defense, leaving them with essential players on the sidelines for a brief period of time.