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Panthers' Charles Godfrey Likely Out For Season

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Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images.
Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images.

The Carolina Panthers secondary suffered a major blow when FS Charles Godfrey was forced from the game with an Achilles injury. The injury happened in the third quarter when he broke up a pass in the end zone intended for Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson. While an official prognosis is still pending, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that the injury is likely to cost him the rest of the season.

“When I got back up and started walking a little bit more, I said, ‘Man, it’s probably a good idea that I go down,’” said Godfrey.

Godfrey had to be carted off the field, and he remerged from the locker room on crutches and in a walking boot. It’s not yet known if Godfrey tore his Achilles, but that appears to be the case.

“The docs have to look at it and let me know,” Godfrey said. “They said they’re going to look at the X-rays a little bit more when we get back.”

Carolina’s secondary just couldn’t catch a break. Quintin Mikell and D.J. Moore were also injured and forced from the game, but their injuries aren’t considered as serious as Godfrey’s.

“What happened to me, it’s out of my control. Just roll with the punches,” Godfrey said. “Everybody will be fine. We’ll step up.”