As if the wide receiver situation couldn’t get any worse in Carolina, the Panthers were dealt a devastating blow today. Kelvin Benjamin will be sidelined for the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. He was one of the few bright spots last year, putting up an impressive rookie campaign but now the options will be limited for Cam Newton.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will miss the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee on Wednesday.
“Obviously, we feel awful for Kelvin,” Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said in a statement. “He’s worked tremendously hard to put himself in a position to have a strong year.
“We’re confident he will attack his surgery and rehab with the same determination he has met all challenges before.”
The injury occurred during Wednesday’s joint practice with the Miami Dolphins when Benjamin made a routine cut during a one-on-one pass drill against safety Reshad Jones.