Update, Sept. 22 — Young has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s matchup against the Seahawks.
Update, Sept. 22 — Young is now expected to miss 1-2 weeks. Andy Dalton will take over under center, but when Young is healthy, he will return as the starter.
Panthers expect Bryce Young to miss 1-2 games with his ankle injury. So Andy Dalton will keep the seat warm. After that: “This is Bryce’s thing.”— Joe Person (@josephperson) September 22, 2023
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Update, Sept. 21 — Young is not expected to play this weekend in Seattle, per the team. Andy Dalton will get the start in Seattle.
Bryce Young did not practice, and isn’t expected to play Sunday.https://t.co/dyk8khPG4f— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) September 21, 2023
Update, Sept. 21 — Young will miss his second practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury. His status for this week is leaning toward sitting, with Andy Dalton taking over. Young will need to practice Friday for a shot to play this weekend.
#Panthers QB Bryce Young will miss practice for a second straight day because of his ankle injury.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 21, 2023
The Carolina Panthers and Bryce Young are 0-2 on the season and will travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks this weekend. Young started this week by not practicing on Wednesday due to an ankle injury he suffered against the Saints on Monday Night Football.
Panthers HC Frank Reich said it's unclear if Bryce Young (ankle) will play Sunday vs. Seahawks. He will get checked out tomorrow after missing practice today.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) September 20, 2023
Reich said: "whether it's Bryce or Andy, the gameplan doesn't change much." https://t.co/tibRb91H5a
The rookie quarterback was able to play through the injury, but that doesn’t mean he is a sure shot to play in Seattle. He will likely need to get back to practice on Thursday to be on track to start this week.
Fantasy football implications for Week 3
Young has shown some good things as a passer early on, but there is also plenty of room to improve. He isn’t going to be a starter for fantasy anytime soon with the way their offense has performed, but he is more dynamic than his backup Andy Dalton and his presence is needed to help elevate the team and their fantasy players’ potential.