Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) to miss 6-8 weeks

Already in need of help to spruce up their offense, the Carolina Panthers sustained a massive blow on Sunday.

Tight end Greg Olsen told reporters that he broke his foot in the first half of Sunday's 9-3 win over the Buffalo Bills in Carolina. Originally expected to return to the game, Olsen was carted back onto the field to start the second half in a walking boot and crutches -- an ominous sign that foreshadowed the worst-case scenario.

"I broke my foot. It's tough. It sucks," Olsen told reporters via the team's official site.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Olsen is expected to miss about six to eight games and he could be placed on injured reserve. It's not believed to be a season-ending injury.

Related players: Ed Dickson, Christian McCaffrey

Fantasy Impact: 

The story said McCaffrey is a possibility to replace Olsen as a security blanket, but otherwise it's a big blow to this offense which is off to a slow start. Dickson, meanwhile caught 54 balls for 528 yards and five TDs in his second season for a Ravens, but hasn't come close since - he also hasn't really needed to. Dickson did catch a 20-yard pass in Week 2 after Olsen went down, so there is some hope he can at least help to fill the void.

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