Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Corral will have to wait long before he takes the field for an official NFL game.
He was poised to be one of the play-callers the team will keep as it whittles down its roster to 53 men.
However, NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport shared an unfortunate update about the Ole Miss alumnus.
Matt Corral will undergo surgery to repair his Lisfranc tear https://t.co/efrq9ZXgl0
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2022
Rapoport tweeted, “Matt Corral will undergo surgery to repair his Lisfranc tear.”
He added, “The #Panthers placed rookie QB Matt Corral on season-ending injured reserve because of his Lisfranc injury.”
It’s the same injury that Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne suffered last season, forcing him to miss the entire 2021 campaign.
This injury is a big blow to the 2021 Second-Team All-SEC member.
Viewed as a potential franchise quarterback, the Panthers selected him in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Though his time has not yet come, he has been absorbing knowledge throughout training camp, especially from Panthers’ Week 1 starter Baker Mayfield.
With Corral on injured reserve, the Panthers might carry P.J. Walker as their third quarterback for their upcoming campaign.
A Quick Glance At Corral’s Collegiate Career
The California native played four seasons with the Rebels but was back up to Jordan Ta’amu in his rookie season.
He got the starting role in 2019 and finished with 1,362 yards and six touchdowns.
Corral’s junior season became his breakout campaign when he tallied 3,337 yards and 29 touchdowns.
In his final year at Ole Miss, Corral had 3,349 yards and 20 touchdowns.
He completed 67.3 percent of his passes in college and was also named the MVP of the 2021 Outback Bowl.
Corral also won the Conerly Trophy as the best football player in the state of Mississippi.