Dave Canales Shares Update on Xavier Legette’s Injury

The first-round pick is dealing with a hamstring injury that's forcing him to miss minicamp.
Carolina Panthers OTA Offseason Workout
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The Carolina Panthers hope to have a better 2024 season under first-year head coach Dave Canales after winning two games last season. The Panthers overhauled their roster in the offseason as they made it a priority to give Bryce Young more weapons at the skill positions.

In the 2024 NFL Draft, the Panthers moved up to the end of the first round to take former South Carolina wide receiver Xavier Legette. Legette should play an integral role in Carolina’s offense, as he’ll line up alongside Diontae Johnson and Adam Thielen.

Panthers fans cannot wait to see Legette on the field for preseason. But before we can get to the preseason, the first-round wide receiver is dealing with a nagging soft tissue injury.

Panthers News: Xavier Legette Should be Ready for Training Camp

Canales told reporters after the first day of Panthers’ minicamp on Tuesday that they expect Legette is dealing with a hamstring injury, but should be full go by training camp, per ESPN’s David Newton.

Legette couldn’t participate in an OTA practice late last month because he “looked tight.” The Panthers hope this injury doesn’t become a lingering issue because Legette has a ton of skills and could be a huge playmaker for Young. 

Nonetheless, he’ll have almost a month to rest up and prepare for training camp. However, with Legette on the shelf, this is a good time for guys such as Jonathan Mingo and Terrace Marshall Jr. to perform and potentially get more reps during minicamp.

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