Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin suffers left knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's 34-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Benjamin was tackled awkwardly from behind after a catch over the middle, twisting the knee that ended his 2015 season in training camp when he suffered a torn ACL. He didn't return to the game.

The Panthers already were without Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen, who suffered a broken right foot in last week's win against Buffalo. He is out at least eight weeks after being placed on injured reserve.

Benjamin came into the game leading Carolina in receiving yards with 102 on seven catches. He had two catches for 8 yards against New Orleans before the injury.

Related Video
Benjamin injured after awkward tackle
Benjamin injured after awkward tackle
Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin exited the game after suffering a left knee injury when he was tackled form behind by CB Ken Crawley.
Copyright © 2021 ESPN Internet Ventures. All rights reserved.