Greg Olsen expects to be fully healthy by next season.
The Panthers tight end underwent surgery on his ailing foot last week, NFL Media reported Monday. Olsen later confirmed the surgery in an Instagram post and said he’s on his way to a “full recovery.”
I should be wearing these cleats tonight on MNF, but as we know, things don’t always go as planned. Surgery went well and I am on my way towards a full recovery. Thanks to everyone who has reached out. Much appreciated. Good luck to my guys tonight! I’ll be the guy yelling on his couch. #mycausemycleats #halveaheart
Olsen was placed on injured reserve earlier this month after he ruptured his right plantar fascia during the team’s Week 13 loss to the Buccaneers. It’s the second straight year he has landed on IR, as he suffered a fractured right foot last season.
He finished this season with 27 catches for 291 yards and four touchdowns.
Don’t be surprised if Olsen, who will turn 34 this offseason, contemplates retirement entering the 2019-2020 campaign given his injury history.