The Panthers lost their left tackle early in the second half of Sunday’s game in New Orleans.
Russell Okung had to be helped off the field after a one-yard run by Myles Hartsfield on Carolina’s first possession of the third quarter. Okung went to the trainer’s table for evaluation and the team announced a short time later that he is doubtful to return with a calf injury.
Greg Little took over for Okung.
The Panthers punted after picking up one first down on the drive. They trail the Saints 21-17 with less than five minutes off the clock in the quarter.