The Carolina Panthers look like they’re going to get their second victory of the 2016 season on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. With a stout defensive performance, the team currently leads 30-14 and the game is midway through the fourth quarter. At the moment, it appears that they are on their way to a much-needed victory.
That being said, the game wasn’t all perfect for the Panthers as they suffered multiple injuries in the contest.
First and foremost, starting center Ryan Kalil left the game midway through the second quarter with a right shoulder injury. He landed awkwardly on the arm and needed help to get up from the turf. The injury was deemed serious enough that the 10-year veteran did not even go to the Carolina sideline after the play, as he was taken directly to the locker room for further evaluation.
Kalil was initially deemed questionable to return to the contest, but the Panthers declared him out shortly after the second half started.
In addition to Kalil, starting linebacker Shaq Thompson also left the game with an injury and will not return.
Thompson suffered a left knee injury early in the second quarter of Sunday’s contest and gingerly went to the sidelines. After he was checked out on the Panthers’ sideline, he walked on his own power toward the tunnel and went back to the locker room for further evaluation.
Similar to Kalil, Thompson was initially deemed questionable to return, but the team announced that he would be out for the rest of the game shortly after halftime.