Panthers’ Delhomme To Have Surgery; Out For Year

Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme (17) and wide receiver Drew Carter (18)
Just about this time last week, Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme said that surgery to his strained right elbow was “a last resort”. After experiencing pain in his elbow attempting to throw on Monday, he decided to delay the inevitable. According to Mike Cranston of the Associated Press, Delhomme will have season-ending ligament replacement surgery on his elbow next week.

This unfortunate situation puts a damper on the precarious QB dilemna in charlotte, as reserve QB David Carr is banged up, as well. Panthers head coach John Fox said regarding Carr, “David is definitely sore. He’s still being evaluated.” The only other QB on the Panthers’ roster is Matt Moore, although unheralded Quinton Porter was signed to the practice squad 2 weeks ago. Team general manager Marty Hurney stated that the other QB’s available were being evaluated by the team; none were being scheduled to work out on Tuesday.

Assuming that Carr is healthy, he’ll more than likely lead the Panthers for the remainder of the 2007 season. Prior to his injury, Delhomme was off to a great start. Delhomme had completed 64% of his passes with 8 touchdowns and only 1 interception while his passer rating was 111.9 (tied for 3rd in the NFL after 3 weeks).

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2 Responses to “Panthers’ Delhomme To Have Surgery; Out For Year”

  1. jim says:

    when jake comes back next year we will be in the playoffs and possible superbowl jake delhomme is one of the top 5 QBs in the NFL.

  2. jim says:

    and no one should of ever said that jake is on the hot seat because he is not and he proved that this season before he got hurt he was unstopable and his status were as good as bradys were