Jonathon Brooks' Injury Update Should Thrill Panthers Fans

The Carolina Panthers' new running back gives excellent news about his status after being the first rusher to be selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.
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The Carolina Panthers were one of the most active teams on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft. They had already moved up using their first second-round pick on Thursday night to select South Carolina WR Xavier Legette. They entered Friday night with the 39th pick being their first selection. Initially, they traded back, before deciding to trade up to 46 to be the first team in the draft to pick a running back. The highest-rated running back of the draft, Jonathon Brooks of Texas was general manager Dan Morgan's selection there.

This was in line with what the Panthers have been trying to do this entire offseason: giving their young QB Bryce Young more offensive weapons to work with. Coach Dave Canales and GM Morgan are clearly hoping that these moves will help them take a significant step forward next season.

With that objective in mind, Panthers fans just received excellent news from their new rusher. Brooks suffered a torn ACL mid-season, limiting him to 11 games last season but latest reports suggest that his rehab is going well and that he will be cleared around training camp in July.

Jonathon Brooks Gives Excellent News to Panthers Fans About His Injury Status

According to Mike Kaye of the Charlotte Observer, Brooks' recovery is quicker than expected due to the ACL injury being clean.

Brooks being ready for training camp will be huge for his acclimation to the team. He is still only 20 years old and has limited playing experience. He will need to learn the offense and his teammates before becoming an impact player. Being healthy for that process will be important for him to eventually take over Chubba Hubbard's starting role.

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