While the Panthers are in Pittsburgh on Thursday night for their final exhibition, tight end Greg Olsen will be at Levine Children’s Hospital watching over his son’s recovery from open-heart surgery this week.
T.J. Olsen, born in 2012 with a congenital heart defect, is recovering from Monday’s four-hour surgery, the last of three scheduled procedures for the tight end’s son.
If T.J. continues to progress well, Olsen will rejoin the team next week and play in the season opener Sept. 7 at Tampa Bay.
“A lot depends on his recovery status,” Olsen said Wednesday in a text message. “But he’s doing well now, so hope that continues.”
“So far so good,” Olsen added. “It’s just a long recovery. We knew that going in.”
It sounds like things are progressing nicely for Olsen and his son and the hope is that continues. Obviously Olsen will put his son's health ahead of a football game, but from a fantasy perspective it's something to keep an eye on...