An MRI this week revealed that Darnold had an incomplete fracture of his right shoulder.
The Carolina Panthers have placed quarterback Sam Darnold on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, which is expected to put him out of the game for at least four weeks.
An MRI this week revealed that Darnold he had an incomplete fracture of his right shoulder (throwing).
The injury is believed to have occurred in Sunday’s 24-6 loss to the New England Patriots. There’s a play where Darnold was hit by linebacker Kyle Van Noy early in the second quarter that would be the cause of the injury.
PJ Walker, who played for the head coach of the Panthers Matt Rhule at Temple and starred in the XFL before signing with Carolina last year, he will have his second NFL start on Sunday when the Panthers (4-5) play the Arizona Cardinals (8-1).
He won his first start last year 20-0 against the Detroit Lions.
The Panthers bolstered the quarterback position Thursday, bringing back Cam Newton, who led the team to the Super bowl in 2015, with a one-year contract.
The deal is worth up to $ 10 million for the rest of the season, including a guaranteed $ 4.5 million and a $ 1.5 million roster bonus, a source told Adam schefter from ESPN.
The Panthers, who selected Newton with the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, released him after the 2019 season after struggling for several years with shoulder and foot injuries. They started a new regime with Rhule at that time.
Newton, the Most valuable Player in the NFL in 2015, started 15 games for the New England Patriots in 2020 before being released into training camp this year after the organization bet on rookie Mac Jones as the starter.
Rhule said the plan is for the recently acquired Matt Barkley to serve as Walker’s understudy on Sunday. Barkley was fired from the Tennessee Titans practice team on Tuesday.
Information from ESPN’s David Newton was used in this report.