Panthers’ Kelvin Benjamin has no gas in his system after knee injury
— Panthers running back Kelvin Benjamin will have a procedure Tuesday on his knee to address the issue, coach Ron Rivera said.
Benjamin was injured when he hit the ground while trying to retrieve a pass from Carolina’s Aaron Jones during a 17-14 win Sunday.
Panthers head coach Ron Dorsett said Benjamin had a knee specialist perform the procedure on Wednesday.
“Kelvin is going to be fine,” Dorsets said.
“We’ll see what he does.
I just hope he doesn’t have any pain or discomfort.”
Benjamin’s absence for Sunday’s game with Atlanta was the first for the Panthers since he tore his ACL against San Francisco on Oct. 31, 2013.
He had missed the past three games because of the knee injury.
Benjamin, who started eight games for Carolina, caught two passes for 15 yards and two touchdowns.
Rookie J.J. Nelson, who was acquired in the draft from the Lions for a conditional seventh-round pick, caught three passes for 17 yards and a touchdown in place of Benjamin.