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Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen TE - CAR

Experience: 12 YRS  
Height: 6'6"  
Weight: 255 
Bye: 7

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. He returned to limited practices this week but remains in the protocol. That means another game as lead TE for Ian Thomas, who posted a 5-57-1 line on 10 targets with Olsen out last week. Thomas is a viable TE1 for Week 15.

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen (concussion) was limited again on Thursday and remains in the concussion protocol, HC Ron Rivera said. We'll see how much progress he's able to make over the next 48 hours. Ian Thomas will be in the TE1 mix if Olsen misses Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen (concussion) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. That gives him a shot to get full clearance ahead of this weekend's game against the Seahawks. We'll get another update tomorrow. Olsen's return would take TE Ian Thomas out of spot-start consideration.

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. He didn't practice all week and isn't a lock to return for Week 15. Ian Thomas will serve as Carolina's lead TE this weekend. He averaged 5.3 targets, 3.9 catches and 35.5 yards in the 9 games Olsen either missed or left early last year.

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen (concussion) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He's not going to play against the Falcons this weekend, making TE Ian Thomas a spot-start option. Thomas averaged 3.9 catches and 35.5 yards in the 9 games Olsen either missed or left early last season.

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Injury Predictor

Olsen had played a full 16 games for 9 straight seasons, but a broken foot shattered that in 2017. The Week 2 injury kept him out until Week 12, and then soreness in the foot cost Olsen Week 13 and much of the following game. He returned to close out the year, though, including an 8-107-1 receiving line at New Orleans in Carolina's playoff loss. Olsen's healthy heading into 2018, though, and even got an offseason extension at age 33.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
2.30 4.4% 51.1%
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 2, 2018 Pedal Plantar Fascia Tear Grade 3 Olsen ruptured the plantar fascia in his right foot and missed the season's final 4 games.
Sep 9, 2018 Pedal Foot Fracture Olsen fractured his right foot in the 1st quarter against the Cowboys. He missed 3 games, surrounding a Week 4 bye, but returned.
Nov 26, 2017 Pedal Foot Olsen experienced soreness in his repaired right foot after his 1st game back from short-term IR. He missed the next game but suffered no structural damage.
Sep 17, 2017 Pedal Foot Fracture Olsen suffered a right foot fracture in the Week 2 win over Buffalo. He had surgery and landed on IR but was designated to return when eligible in late November.
Dec 19, 2016 Arm Elbow Sprain Olsen played with a huge brace on his right elbow after hurting it the week before. He missed no significant game time.
Dec 13, 2015 Knee Strain Grade 1 Olsen hurt his left knee and missed the 2nd half. He returned the following week.
Dec 20, 2014 Knee Strain Grade 1 Olsen sustained a minor knee strain and wasn't forced to miss any time as a result.
Oct 5, 2014 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Olsen suffered an ankle sprain but returned to the game and continued to play through it.
Aug 14, 2014 Leg Calf Strain Olsen missed a bit of preseason time after getting "kicked in the calf," according to the team.
Oct 6, 2013 Pedal Foot Sprain Olsen injured his left foot/ankle during his Week 5 matchup but played through it. He put up poor stats in Weeks 6-8 but seemed to be fully recovered by Week 9.
Jan 1, 2012 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Olsen missed the 2nd half of the regular-season finale after suffering a concussion.
Oct 16, 2011 Pedal Toe Turf Toe Olsen suffered from a turf toe injury but didn't miss any games because of it.
Aug 12, 2009 Inguinal Hip Strain Olsen missed some practice time and the 1st preseason game with a minor hip injury.
Aug 30, 2007 Knee Strain Grade 1 Olsen was injured in the final preseason game against the Browns with a knee sprain and was forced to miss Week 1 and 2.
Oct 14, 2006 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Olsen suffered a concussion against FIU on Oct. 14 and missed the next game (at Duke).
Nov 20, 2004 Hand Wrist Fracture Olsen re-injured his fractured wrist and missed the final 2 games, including the bowl game Dec. 30.
Oct 30, 2004 Hand Wrist Fracture Olsen suffered a wrist fracture against UNC and missed the following game. He returned for the next contest, Nov. 13 at Virginia.

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