The Carolina Panthers are in Houston to take on the Texans on “Thursday Night Football”, with the 2-0 Panthers holding a 17-6 lead early in the 4th quarter.

However, there’s concern regarding the health of cornerback Jaycee Horn. During the 3rd quarter, the rookie from South Carolina, who was taken 8th overall by the Panthers, suffered an apparent right leg injury and exited the game. Replays showed it to be a non-contact injury as Horn went to the ground and immediately motioned to trainers. He then had to be helped off the field, unable to put any weight on his right leg.

Earlier in the game, running back Christian McCaffrey was forced to leave the game as well after suffering an apparent hamstring injury.

An SEC All-Freshman selection in 2018 and 2nd-team all-conference pick in 2020, Horn became the Gamecocks’ 1st top-10 draft pick since Jadeveon Clowney was picked 1st overall in 2014. He recorded his 1st career NFL interception on Sept. 19 against the New Orleans Saints.