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Panthers lose Charles Godfrey for year with torn Achilles

Scott Chandler AP

Panthers safety Charles Godfrey said after Sunday’s loss to the Bills that he would have his injured Achilles re-examined, but that initial indications were that it was a serious injury.

Those indications have proven to be correct. Panthers coach Ron Rivera announced at his Monday press conference that the injury is severe enough that he believes Godfrey will miss the remainder of the season.

It’s a big blow to a Panthers secondary that counts Godfrey as its longest-tenured member. The team has been giving Mike Mitchell and Quintin Mikell time at the other safety spot, but Mikell was described by Rivera on Monday as “touch and go” for this week after suffering an ankle injury against the Bills. If he’s out, D.J. Moore could move over from cornerback.

Losing Godfrey is exactly what the Panthers don’t need at this moment in a season that could get ugly quickly if things don’t improve. With Ron Rivera thought to be on the hot seat, it won’t take too many more losses before things take on the feeling of a lame duck season ahead of significant changes in Carolina.

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11 Responses to “Panthers lose Charles Godfrey for year with torn Achilles”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:13 PM

    You could tell how he went straight down immediately that it was very bad.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 16, 2013 1:15 PM

    Oh my freaking Godfrey, not the Achilles.

  3. corkspop says: Sep 16, 2013 1:16 PM

    This is not going to make Eli Manning sad…..

  4. jgedgar70 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:21 PM

    The fact that it’s already past 1 PM EST and Drayton Florence has not been re-signed tells you all you need to know about the complete ineptitude of the front office.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 16, 2013 1:33 PM

    Now he will make the perfect butler. Both of his names fit, and he will move slowly with a slight limp.

  6. blacknole08 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:38 PM

    Please sign Kerry Rhodes. Anyone is better than having Mike Mitchell starting.

  7. kev86 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:42 PM

    Sorry for the Panthers and their fans but hopeful Eli and the Giants can get a much needed W down in Carolina next week.

  8. troche2 says: Sep 16, 2013 2:49 PM

    KERRY RHODES!!!

  9. tennesseeoilers says: Sep 16, 2013 2:50 PM

    Four words for the Panther’s front office:

    Carolina Fave Corey Lynch!

    (Recently released by the Titans, the versatile safety/special teams standout is now a free agent.)

  10. rjkilla says: Sep 16, 2013 3:07 PM

    rivera should have been fired yesterday directly after they lost ANOTHER game in the final minutes

  11. rhinojr says: Sep 16, 2013 5:56 PM

    This lame ass owner would have been run out of town in most cities by now. The newspapers are afraid to criticize him.

    What a waste – feel bad for Steve Smith

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