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Ryan Kalil’s foot injury more serious than thought, lands on IR


Things couldn’t be going much worse for the Panthers right now.

Center Ryan Kalil’s sprained foot from last week’s loss to the Seahawks is apparently much worse than originally thought, and he could miss extended time if not the rest of the season.

The Pro Bowler went to see foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who is one of the team’s physicians, and coach Ron Rivera said he wasn’t sure the news was going to be good.

“I know he’s going to talk to Dr. Anderson, but it’s really not looking good right now,” Rivera said, via the Charlotte Observer. “It’s scary. If we do [move him to IR], we’ll probably announce something soon.”

The Panthers could move right guard Geoff Hangartner inside, or use backup Jeff Byers there. Either way, they’re thin there.

Kalil was also the guy who bought an ad in the Observer saying the Panthers would win a Super Bowl. Even if he was healthy, at 1-4 that looks like a bad buy now.

UPDATE 2:15 p.m. ET: The Panthers announced Kalil has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season. He suffered a Lisfanc injury and will need season-ending surgery.

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22 Responses to “Ryan Kalil’s foot injury more serious than thought, lands on IR”
  1. blacknole08 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:14 PM


    When it rains and Cam cries, it pours.

  2. peopletrains says: Oct 10, 2012 2:21 PM

    Hopefully he is healthy in time for the Super Bowl.

  3. wigsplitta says: Oct 10, 2012 2:23 PM

    Karma is a biotch! Maybe next year take out an add saying that you apologize for being such a blowhard. Panthers will be lucky to finish 4-12.

  4. steelcityspin says: Oct 10, 2012 2:24 PM

    I bet Kalil no longer thinks the Panthers are a “shoe-in” for the Super Bowl.

    Nah, get better soon, big guy!

  5. naderktait says: Oct 10, 2012 2:28 PM

    Awww man! No way! Probably the worst thing that could happen to this roster. Love that guy.

  6. CKL says: Oct 10, 2012 2:29 PM

    Man what is with all these Lisfranc injuries? I never even heard of it until Ty Law had it in 04.

  7. rjg427 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:31 PM

    Is there a way for him to get his money back for his newspaper ad?

  8. slopmcflop says: Oct 10, 2012 2:37 PM

    Kalil should have expected this.

    I appreciate what his intent was, exciting the fan base, but he has to understand how the media interprets these sort of things.

    You can’t poke a sleeping bear like karma and expect to escape the cave unmolested.

  9. sportsmeccabi says: Oct 10, 2012 2:39 PM

    Well, we suck anyways. Ugh.

    Who is coming out for the draft? I heard good things about this Star Loutelelei character.

  10. eaglesooneru2 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:47 PM

    I wonder if his injury will affect the panthers dominant run game with Stewart and Williams. Those two backs have been awesome this year running wild with dominant power football (sarcasm)

  11. 7ransponder says: Oct 10, 2012 2:48 PM

    Having 2 Kalil’s in the league is taking it’s toll on this Vikings fan. All I saw was “Kalil” and “IR” and immediately thought I missed an injury report in regards to Matt Kalil and my heart sank.

    As much as this stinks for the other Kalil, I’m glad it wasn’t my guy ;P

  12. trojanwarrior007 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:52 PM

    Cushing and Kalil on IR. Couldn’t have happened to two better Trojans.

  13. chc4 says: Oct 10, 2012 2:55 PM

    Look at the bright side Ryan… Panthers may end up with the #1 pick and finally get their franchise QB.

  14. rockoutwithyourhawkout says: Oct 10, 2012 3:10 PM

    Luckily, there is a Superbowl every year. Just not for the Panthers!

  15. kevo126 says: Oct 10, 2012 3:12 PM

    You knew the panthers were doomed when he pulled a Vince young and predicted a Super Bowl win

  16. bruiza2k says: Oct 10, 2012 4:03 PM

    It’s the Charlotte Observer Curse!

  17. mattolikesthevikes says: Oct 10, 2012 4:19 PM

    What’s the deal with lisfranc. Never heard anything like this until this year and now players are dropping like flies.

  18. rjkilla says: Oct 10, 2012 4:19 PM

    it’s ok kalil. it’s only a matter of time before this pathetic excuse of a football team is playing in your familiar surroundings of LA. expansion teams that suck this bad every year should be forced to fold

  19. mungman69 says: Oct 10, 2012 5:24 PM

    Lisfranc injuries are the new fad. It sounds better than a broken foot.

  20. theultimatedouche says: Oct 10, 2012 5:38 PM

    @rjkilla The Panthers have been to multiple NFC championships and a super bowl…

  21. Frazier28/7 says: Oct 10, 2012 6:03 PM

    I hope that’s not a problem that runs in the family.

  22. larrydavid7000 says: Oct 10, 2012 6:08 PM

    I guess your super bowl predictions is not a shoe in.

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