Matt Corral injury 'likely season-ending,' per Carolina Panthers coach
Matt Corral’s rookie season in the NFL appears to be over before Week 1. Corral’s Friday night injury has been revealed to be a Lisfranc injury that will likely end his 2022 season.
NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport shared the word from Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule.
#Panthers rookie QB Matt Corral has a Lisfranc injury that is likely season ending, per coach Matt Rhule. Bad luck for the Ole Miss product.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2022
Corral injured his left foot late in the Panthers’ Friday night preseason game against the New England Patriots. He was seen in a walking boot when he returned from the locker room. Corral was 9-of-15 passing for 58 yards in the game.
The injury bug has been rough on Corral. In the Sugar Bowl, the final game of his Ole Miss career, Corral was forced to exit with 2:20 left in the first quarter after injuring his right ankle. The Panthers selected Corral No. 94 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.
In the 2021 regular season, Corral threw for 3,334 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 597 yards and 11 TDs. No other QB threw for 3,000 yards and rushed for 400 yards in the 2021 regular season, per Nick Suss of the Clarion Ledger. Corral’s 11 rushing TDs in 2021 were third-most among Rebel QBs all-time in a single season.