​This is not the news the Carolina Panthers wanted just one game into the 2018 season.


On Tuesday, ​the Carolina Panthers announced tight end Greg Olsen is expected to miss a "significant chunk of time" after breaking his surgically-repaired right foot on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. 


Obviously, this is a huge blow. 

​​The Panthers announced that Olsen will try to rehab his foot before making the decision to undergo surgery. So for now, Olsen is declared as "month-to-month."

​​That truly stings for not only the Panthers, but Olsen as well.


The veteran tight end had issues with his right foot last season, as he fractured it in the second week of the season against the Buffalo Bills. 


He returned later on in the year​ following surgery, and played in five of the final six games of the regular season.

With Olsen now out for the foreseeable future, rookie Ian Thomas is expected to take over as the team's starter. The team selected him in the fourth round of the NFL Draft out of Indiana, where he caught 25 passes for 376 yards and five touchdowns in his senior season.


For Olsen, he will now look to rehab in hopes of somehow returning after another brutal injury.