Vernon Butler knee injury not believed to be serious

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Panthers defensive tackle Vernon Butler exited Wednesday night’s preseason game with a knee injury, but it’s not believed to be serious.

The injury is thought to be “just a sprain,” according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Butler will have an MRI today, which the Panthers hope will confirm it’s not a long-term injury.

The Panthers chose Butler with their first-round pick in last year’s draft. As a rookie he was a bit of a disappointment, missing some time early on with a sprained ankle and getting benched later in the season even though he was healthy.

2 responses to “Vernon Butler knee injury not believed to be serious

  1. It wasn’t a big hit, but the way he was flailing around on the ground made it look scary. We have 10 days until the Titans game, so hopefully he’ll be ready to go by then.

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