Just a couple of years ago, the Carolina Panthers took Jaycee Horn No. 8 overall in the NFL Draft, as they thought he had the potential to be a generational talent at the cornerback position.
And while the tape and his athletic tools most definitely show that, his injury-proneness has raised plenty of doubts about his future in the league.
That was again on full display on this week, as the young CB will be forced to miss the remainder of the offseason work after suffering an ankle injury.
The #Panthers announced that CB Jaycee Horn will be in a walking boot the next few weeks because of an ankle injury. He’s expected to be fine for the start of training camp and specialist Dr. Robert Anderson determined no surgery was necessary.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 8, 2023
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Horn will be on a walking boot for the next few weeks.
He’s expected to be ready and fully healthy for the start of training camp, with Rapoport adding that specialist Dr. Robert Anderson affirmed that he wouldn’t need to go under the knife for this injury.
Ironically, the talented CB was trying to push back and shut down the narrative of him being injury-prone.
He claimed that he had just been unlucky after missing several games with a broken foot first and then a broken wrist in his first two seasons in the league, adding that he knew he had to be more available for his team going forward.
Horn is expected to be one of the defensive pillars of the young, new-look Panthers, and they’re wise to play it safe with him at this time of the year.
Panthers fans will definitely hope this is the last time they hear about him missing time due to injuries, as this simply isn’t sustainable.NEXT: Panthers Have A Bold Plan For Laviska Shenault