Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) 'way ahead of curve'

When Greg Olsen broke his right foot again, and the team didn’t put him on injured reserve, it seemed a pretty clear sign he was coming back soon.

And while there still isn’t a set date in mind, the Panthers tight end said last night he doesn’t think he’ll miss as many games as when he broke it the first time last year (nine).

“Yeah, I’m way ahead of the curve,” Olsen said, via David Newton of ESPN.com. “Last year at two weeks I was laying in my bed in a cast. I couldn’t do anything.

Related players: Ian Thomas

Fantasy Impact: 

The story said the fact Olsen didn't need surgery signaled a return inside the eight-week window had he been placed on IR. The Panthers have a bye in Week 4 before playing the Giants on Oct. 7.

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