The Carolina Panthers‘ receiving corps caught another tough break on Wednesday as DJ Chark didn’t practice due to a hamstring injury.
Coach Frank Reich downplayed the situation.
“I don’t want to sound glib about anything,” Reich said on the Panthers‘ official site, “but I’ve just been involved in enough games that you have a ding here, a ding there.
“I don’t overreact to something. First, I’ve got to find out what’s the severity of it. Or, if a guy gets something, exactly where are we at on that? I just don’t overreact to those things.”
The potential setback further complicates the landscape for the rookie starting quarterback, No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young.
Fellow receivers Terrace Marshall Jr., Damiere Byrd and Laviska Shenault Jr. also are fighting various ailments as well.
Chark, 26, had 30 receptions for 502 yards in 11 games last season for the Detroit Lions. The second-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018 signed a one-year contract with Carolina in March.
Through 54 NFL games (40 starts), Chark has 177 receptions for 2,544 yards and 18 touchdowns.
-Field Level Media
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