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MRI negative on knee of Panthers WR Benjamin

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September 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm.

Sep 24, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) runs after a catch in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. Photo Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 24, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) runs after a catch in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. Photo Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin dodged serious injury Sunday but his left knee injury could be an issue entering Week 4, coach Ron Rivera said on Monday.

Rivera said Benjamin underwent an MRI exam and “came back pretty good” after some feared the Panthers’ leading received sustained another major knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints.

“There was nothing structurally wrong, which is good news because that was his repaired knee,” Rivera said.

Benjamin’s status for Week 4 at New England will be uncertain until closer to gameday.

Benjamin tore the ACL in his left knee in 2015. He has nine catches for 110 yards in three games this season.

Carolina is struggling to find a rhythm offensively with tight end Greg Olsen (foot) and center Ryan Kalil (neck) sidelined and quarterback Cam Newton fighting through what he described as minor injuries.

Olsen is out until late November. Kalil is improving, per Rivera, but not timeline for his return has been discussed.

 

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