Matt Corral’s rookie season just might be over before it could even reach the regular season. The first-year Panthers quarterback was sidelined for the final two series of Carolina’s preseason exhibition with the Patriots on Friday night after suffering an injury to his left foot.
After the game, he was spotted leaving the locker room sporting a walking boot.
On Saturday, head coach Matt Rhule told reporters that Corral is dealing with a “significant” Lisfranc injury. That could ultimately end his year.
Corral wasn’t in the running to compete with Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold for the Week 1 job under center, but he had potential as a possible long-term option who the organization can develop.
Now, the 2022 third-round pick out of Ole Miss will likely focus on rehab and returning to the field in some capacity in 2023.
During his four-year college career, Corral passed for 8,281 yards, 57 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions in 37 games. He also added 334 rush attempts for 1,338 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground.