Panthers QB Bryce Young not expected to play Sunday due to ankle injury
The Panthers are starting the season 0-2 after Monday’s 20-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the team’s home opener.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – The Carolina Panthers are now expected to be without their No. 1 overall pick and quarterback Bryce Young this weekend.
Young sat out of practice for a second straight day on Thursday. The rookie quarterback is dealing with an ankle injury picked up during Monday’s 20-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Panthers’ home opener.
The team is getting ready to fly across the country for a big matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. The Panthers are preparing to lean on its backup quarterback Andy Dalton, a proven NFL veteran.
“With Bryce down right now, I’m getting the reps and preparing like I do every week,” Dalton said.
Head coach Frank Reich said during Wednesday’s media availability that if Dalton takes the snaps in Seattle, “we believe he gives us a very good chance to win.”
“We take the approach of we’re game-planning for a team to win a game and our quarterback to execute at a high level, whoever that is,” Reich previously said.
The Panthers are starting the season 0-2 heading into the third weekend of the NFL season.
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