Panthers place TE Greg Olsen on IR

The Carolina Panthers bid farewell to tight end Greg Olsen on Tuesday (for at least the next month and a half).

The three-time Pro Bowl tight end was placed on injured reserve with a broken foot, the Panthers announced.

"He broke the fifth metatarsal on his right foot -- it's called a Jones fracture," Panthers athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion told Max Henson of the team's official site. "He had a screw inserted to repair the fracture."

Related players: Ed Dickson, Christian McCaffrey

Fantasy Impact: 

Olsen can practice again in six weeks and play in eight. McCaffrey could see more targets with the loss of Olsen, and Dickson likely takes over as the team's TE1.

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