According to coach Matt Rhule, the Lisfranc injury sustained in Friday night’s loss to the New England Patriots looks to have prematurely ended Matt Corral’s grueling preseason. Corral’s foot was stepped on during a game action, causing him to get the injury, prompting him to leave the match to receive X-rays. The tests revealed the “severe” injury, which Rhule described as ending his season.
Corral’s dismal performance was reflected in his stat line from his first two preseason games. On Friday night, the rookie quarterback completed 9 of 15 throws for 58 yards while narrowly avoiding several turnovers. He had previously played in Week 1’s victory over Washington as Carolina’s fourth and final quarterback, completing just 1 of 9 passes for 11 yards.
The Panthers selected the former Ole Miss quarterback with the 94th overall choice in the April draft. Corral’s position on the depth chart was diminished by Carolina’s signing of Baker Mayfield, and his foot injury is likely to end his rookie season. However, he would probably wait on the sidelines for the whole season.