Matt Corral was taken in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers, with fairly substantial expectations for the Ole Miss product.
Well after Friday night’s preseason game against the New England Patriots, Corral will have to wait a bit longer to get his opportunity.
According to reporter Ian Rapoport, Corral suffered a Lisfranc injury that will likely be season ending:
While the Panthers obviously have significant depth at the quarterback position, it’s still a blow to the team and to Corral personally.
Corral had an incredibly successful senior season, throwing 20 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions and rushing for 11 more.
He also rushed for 614 yards, which helped make him more attractive for the Panthers offense.
He helped lead Ole Miss to a 10-2 record and Sugar Bowl appearance, although the team lost 21-7 to the Baylor Bears.
Lisfranc injuries are notoriously tough to come back from, but hopefully Corral is able to recover quickly.
The Panthers, meanwhile, open the season against Baker Mayfield’s former team, the Cleveland Browns.