"It just all stems from what I've got going on and the amount of trauma that's happened to this foot over the last two seasons now," Olsen told reporters. "We did the best we could. We got the most out of it as I think we could have, and finally my foot just had enough."
Olsen wasn't the only notable player dealing with a physical ailment during the Panthers' loss. Coach Ron Rivera told reporters after the game that Cam Newton's throwing shoulder "was really sore by the end of this game." The soreness prompted Rivera to put in backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke for the final Hail Mary pass.
Olsen's injury immediately robs the Panthers of one of their most valuable weapons on offense. It's also fair to wonder what might be next for the 33-year-old beyond this season. Injuries to the same foot have limited the three-time Pro Bowler to 15 games over the last two seasons.