Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson suffers significant ankle injury, ruled out for season
Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson suffered a significant ankle injury during Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. It was initially reported as a shin injury, but the team later clarified that it was an ankle injury. Thompson was carted off the field and is doubtful to return for the rest of the season. Panthers head coach Frank Reich called the injury "significant" and stated that Thompson will be out for an extended period of time. This is a major blow for the Panthers, as Thompson is one of their leaders on defense. The injury occurred when Thompson's leg was rolled on by Saints offensive tackle Trevor Penning. Thompson will undergo further evaluations later this week. In a separate incident, Detroit Lions edge rusher James Houston also suffered a fractured ankle, ruling him out for 6-8 weeks.
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