Matt Corral is likely out for the year with Lisfranc injury in foot

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The rookie season for Panthers quarterback Matt Corral is ending before it even begins.

Coach Matt Rhule told reporters on Saturday that the rookie from Ole Miss has a Lisfranc injury in his foot. It’s likely a season-ending injury.

It happened during Friday night’s preseason game against the Patriots.

The Panthers selected Corral after he slid to round three, at a time when the Panthers had been trying to trade for Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Obviously, the Panthers later finished the trade. Corral would have been the No. 3 option, in what essentially would have been a developmental year.

The news likely means that P.J. Walker will stick around as the third man behind Mayfield and Sam Darnold.