Kelvin Benjamin Knee Injury May Knock HIm Out for Season

Bryan Brandom
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A key cog in the Carolina Panthers' passing attack may be out for the season.

Second-year wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin suffered a knee sprain in a no-contact situation during Wednesday's intersquad practice with the Miami Dolphins. Head coach Ron Rivera indicated the wideout will undergo an MRI in Charlotte.

Following an extended period on the ground, Benjamin was carted off the field after he wasn't able to put any weight on his left leg.

A favorite target of Cam Newton, Benjamin led the Panthers in touchdowns in 2014, catching nine to go with 1,008 receiving yards, tied with tight end Greg Olsen for the team lead. He made 73 receptions.

The team's first-round draft pick in 2014 is the second Carolina receiver to go down in the preseason; Stephen Hill tore his ACL in the first week of training camp.

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