Matt Corral’s NFL career is literally getting off on the wrong foot.
During Friday night’s preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots, Corral suffered a foot injury. He underwent an X-ray after the game.
This Saturday afternoon, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule announced that Corral has a Lisfranc injury. That will likely end his rookie season.
Per Joe Person of The Athletic, Corral’s X-rays didn’t look good. The date of the operation has not yet been determined.
While it shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, Panthers fans are heartbroken by this news.
“Damn dude got dealt a bad hand,” Bakari Sellers said.
“Basically means we’re stuck with Darnold as QB2,” tweeted one Panthers fan. “Get well soon young king.”
“That’s too bad… get well soon,” another fan wrote.
The Panthers moved up to the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft to select Corral.
In his final season at Ole Miss, Corral had 3,349 yards passing with 20 touchdowns and just five interceptions.
Before going down with a foot injury Friday night, Corral completed 9-of-15 pass attempts for 58 yards.
Hopefully, Corral will fully recover from his Lisfranc injury and be ready to compete next season.