Following Tuesday’s practice, Carolina Panthers head coach Frank Reich informed media that wide receiver Damiere Byrd had sustained a “significant” hamstring injury. The eighth year receiver, on his second stint with the team, is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
“Damiere’s hamstring is pretty significant. It’s pretty significant,” said Reich. “It’s gonna be a while. Could require a procedure. So, we’re continuin’ to get him evaluated—which is a shame because he was lookin’ really good. Obviously, he’s put himself in good position, but this was an unfortunate injury.”
“It’s not season-ending, but it’s significant,” Reich added. “Like, it’s more than a month. It’s more six, eight weeks—they’re talkin’ more something in that timeframe.”
Back in the Carolinas on a one-year deal, Byrd was one of the leading candidates for the punt return job.