CHARLOTTE, NC — Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen's season is officially over as the team placed him on injured reserve Wednesday.
Olse re-injured his right foot in last Sunday's loss vs Tampa Bay. It is the third time in two seasons Olsen has injured that foot. Olsen's first setback of the season came in the team's Week 1 win over Dallas when he broke the same bone in his foot as last season.
Against Tampa, Olsen said he believed he ruptured his plantar fascia.
"It was actually doing pretty good as far as the bone was concerned, but it developed some soft tissue stuff over the course of the last six or seven weeks," Olsen said. "I dealt with it, tried to keep it at bay as best we could, but it was just a matter of time."
The 32-year-old said he wasn't sure how the injury would affect any decision regarding his career. Olsen said he would "try not to make rash decisions" when frustrated.
“It’s just tough – to go 10 years and not really have anything and have one little injury now stall me for the good part of two seasons is frustrating,” Olsen said. “I can still play at a high level. It just hasn’t been in the plans.”