Sam Darnold is expected to miss four-to-six weeks from an ankle sprain he suffered on Friday, according to Ian Rapoport.
The Panthers quarterback was carted off the field while playing against the Bills from what looked like a scary injury.
On Saturday, Panthers coach Matt Rhule told reporters Darnold’s sprain is “a significant injury that could take some time” to heal. Rhule added the team plans on putting Darnold on short-term injury reserve.
Darnold’s injury depletes the Panthers’ depth at the position even further – Panthers rookie quarterback Matt Corral out for the season because of a Lisfranc injury.
The two injuries leave Baker Mayfield and P.J. Walker, a former XFL player, as the team’s only healthy rostered quarterbacks.
Darnold was expected to back up Baker Mayfield, who won the Panthers’ starting job after arriving from Cleveland.