The Carolina Panthers placed Hayden Hurst on injured reserve after his father announced on social media that the veteran tight end has post-traumatic amnesia following a Nov. 9 concussion against the Chicago Bears.
Hayden Hurst’s Resilience Amidst Concussion Setback
After a concerning social media plea from his father, Hayden Hurst quickly took to the popular online platform X, formerly known as Twitter, to share his account. He disclosed experiencing a severe concussion, causing a significant four-hour memory lapse after the game.
Expressing worry over the incident, Hurst deemed it a “scary situation” but assured the public it wouldn’t end his career. Despite the setback, he optimistically announced his imminent return this week, eager to rejoin the action for the remaining season.
Having been in the concussion protocol, Hurst is diligently honing his skills within certain limitations. However, his performance with the Panthers has been underwhelming since joining last offseason, falling short of expectations with 18 receptions, 184 yards, and one touchdown in nine games.
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Panthers’ Roster Challenges and Playoff Dreams Dashed
In another update, the Carolina Panthers placed guard Justin McCray on injured reserve due to a calf injury, adding to the list of players sidelined for upcoming games.
The Panthers have effectively lost playoff hopes with a disappointing 1-12 record. They face the Atlanta squad (6-7) in a Sunday matchup, hoping for a more exciting outcome.