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Injuries: Panthers hope Olsen (foot) will play in Week 6

Less than 24 hours after a thrilling win over the New York Giants, the Carolina Panthers received what could end up being more good news.

Tight end Greg Olsen (foot) has a chance to play in Week 6, according to coach Ron Rivera, who said "hopefully he'll be ready to roll on Wednesday."

Olsen suffered a broken bone in his right foot in Week 1 and was expected to miss four to five weeks. Olsen is on schedule according to that timeline, and has experience returning from foot fractures, having suffered the same injury in his foot last year. This time around seems less severe, with Olsen needing three less weeks to return than he needed in 2017.

In related Panthers news, center Ryan Kalil suffered a shoulder injury Sunday, with no further update from Rivera. The team also welcomed back linebacker Thomas Davis, who's returning from suspension. Rivera even wore a special T-shirt to commemorate the veteran's return.

Elsewhere in injury news:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayisuffered a torn ACL in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and is out for the season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.

Five Eagles sat out practice Monday ahead of their Thursday night clash with the New York Giants: defensive end Derek Barnett (shoulder), safety Corey Graham (hamstring), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (calf), running back Darren Sproles (hamstring) and linebacker Nate Gerry (ankle, knee). Tackle Lane Johnson (ankle), cornerback Sidney Jones (ankle) and tackle Jason Peters (quadricep) were limited, while running back Corey Clement (quadricep) was a full-go.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houstonmight miss a few weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against the Jaguars, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, via a source informed of the situation. His status is in doubt for Sunday's showdown with the New England Patriots.
  1. Rams receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp each suffered concussions in Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks, calling into question their status for Week 6.
  1. Jaguars running back Corey Grantsuffered a season-ending foot injury in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle) will join Grant on injured reserve due to needing surgery to address his injury, though he'll be a candidate to return later in the season.
  1. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said quarterback Matt Ryanhad an X-ray on his foot following the Falcons' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and is "good to go."
  1. Texans running back Lamar Miller (chest) will be back and fully available in Week 6, coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. Miller was active for Houston's Sunday night win over Dallas, but didn't end up playing.

Cornerback Kayvon Webster suffered a strained quad Sunday and is considered week to week, Rapoport reported.

  1. Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) is moving closer toward returning, but Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said it's a stretch to think Lee could play this week versus Jacksonville.
  1. Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring), offensive tackle Andre Smith (hamstring), defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (foot) and defensive end Markus Golden (knee) will all be day to day this week as Arizona prepares for the Vikings.
  1. San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida suffered an ankle sprain and could miss time, Rapoport reported, per a source. Rapoport added the injury is not considered serious.
  1. Giants coach Pat Shurmur said fullback Rhett Ellison came out of New York's loss to the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday with a sore foot and placekicker Aldrick Rosas with a sore quad.

Shurmur added that tight end Evan Engram (knee) is on the mend and might play Thursday versus the Eagles and there is hope linebacker Oliver Vernon will play too. The pair sat out against the Panthers.

  1. The Colts placed guard Matt Slauson on IR and signed guard Evan Boehm to the 53-man roster off of the Los Angeles Rams practice squad, the team announced.
  1. Browns wideout Rashard Higgins will miss time because of a sprained MCL, coach Hue Jackson announced. He will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
  1. Los Angeles Rams wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp remain in concussion protocol, but coach Sean McVay said the pair aren't displaying symptoms. He was optimistic about their availability for Week 6.
  1. New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimoresuffered a concussion during the first quarter of Monday's game against the Washington Redskins.
  1. Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson suffered a knee injury and tight end Vernon Davis suffered a hamstring injury during the second half against the Saints.
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