Bryce Young, the quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, has been absent from team activities for a second consecutive day and is not anticipated to participate in Week 3.
Young was absent once more on Thursday and the team does not anticipate him being able to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Coach Frank Reich of the Panthers stated on Wednesday that Young did not participate in a walk-through due to an ankle injury. Reich was unaware of the specifics of when or how Young got injured, but the new player was present for the entire game on Monday night, playing for 59 snaps in a 20-17 defeat against New Orleans.
If Young is unable to play on Sunday, it is likely that veteran Andy Dalton will start. Dalton, who is 35 years old and in his 13th season in the NFL, took first-team reps during Wednesday’s practice. In order to have a backup quarterback, the Panthers added Jake Luton to the practice squad.
The Panthers (0-2) are currently seeking their initial victory. The past week has been challenging for the Panthers due to injuries, and they recently received news that linebacker Shaq Thompson is unlikely to return for the remainder of the season due to a fractured fibula.
In his first two games, Young has successfully completed 59.2% of his passes, resulting in two touchdowns and two interceptions. His quarterback rating currently stands at 35.5.