About at least one of their Week 3 injuries, the Carolina Panthers, their supporters, and their defense may be able to exhale with relief.
The Athletic’s Joe Person (as well as teammate Kamu Grugier-Hill) reports that linebacker Frankie Luvu’s hip injury is not anticipated to keep him out for an extended period. The sixth-year defensive back was forced to leave Sunday’s 37-27 loss to the Seattle Seahawks due to an injury that was later diagnosed as a hip pointer.
38 defensive plays were completed by Luvu before he left the game. He made four total tackles, one of which was for a loss.
Since Shaq Thompson fractured his fibula in the team’s Week 2 defeat to the New Orleans Saints, the Panthers are already down one of their starting middle linebackers. Following surgery last week, Thompson is probably going to miss the rest of his eighth professional season.
Safety Xavier Woods might not be as fortunate as Luvu, according to the report.