PJ Walker will start as quarterback for Carolina for as long as Darnold remains out
The quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, Sam Darnold, suffered an incomplete fracture to the right shoulder blade and is likely to miss several weeks due to the injury, a source confirmed to ESPN this Tuesday.
The Panthers believe the injury occurred in the second period of the team’s 24-6 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Darnold threw three interceptions in the loss, including an 88-yard return for JC Jackson for touchdown, when he missed to connect with the tight end Ian Thomas, who was totally discovered.
The head coach of the Panthers, Matt Rhulesaid on Monday that Darnold reported shoulder pain after the encounter, and was sent for an MRI.
Darnold, acquired by Panthers in an offseason trade with the New York Jets, has thrown 10 interceptions in the last six games, five of them losses. Is tied with Joe burrow for the leadership in the NFL with 11 interceptions thrown in the year.
PJ Walker will replace Darnold as the team’s starting quarterback, starting next Sunday’s game against the Arizona cardinals.
The Panthers announced Tuesday that they planned to sign the veteran quarterback Matt barkley from the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans, pending a physical examination.
In nine encounters throughout the campaign, Darnold he has thrown for 1,986 yards with seven touchdowns, completing 59.5 percent of his passes. Also, he has five touchdowns on the ground.
The Panthers They are 4-5 after starting the season with a 3-0 record.
The news of the injury of Darnold it was first reported by the NFL Network.
Information from David Newton was used in the writing of this note.