Broken foot to force Panthers Greg Olsen to miss 1st game in 9 seasons

Greg Olsen during 2017 training camp. (Jeff Jones/CBS North Carolina)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Greg Olsen is about to miss significant playing time for the first time in his 11-year NFL career.

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The Panthers’ three-time Pro Bowl tight end said he has a fracture in his right foot and is expected to be out for a while.

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The sturdy, reliable Olsen has not missed a game in the last nine seasons and has never missed a game due to injury.

“I haven’t missed a game in a long time, so on one hand it sucks, but on one hand I am very thankful that I have been as lucky as I have been,” said Olsen, who was in a boot after the game.

Olsen is the first NFL tight end to post three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

He felt “something pop” in his foot in the first half while running a route. He tried to go back in but knew something was wrong.

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