The Carolina Panthers signed quarterback Brett Basanez to the practice squad Wednesday after Matt Moore fractured his fibula during practice Wednesday. The injury is not season-ending and Moore will be reevaluated on a week-to-week basis, according to general manager Marty Hurney.
The injury stems from last week’s hit Moore took in the preseason finale against Pittsburgh.
“We had done some x-rays and an MRI on his leg (after the Steelers game) and everything was fine,” Hurney said. “But after one throw today he felt a pop and we took him in for another x-ray. It was a fractured fibula. We’ll take it week-to-week with Matt. Fortunately, it’s not a season-ending thing.”
Hurney said Moore will not go on injured reserve.
Basanez, who tried out on Tuesday with the Jacksonville Jaguars, gives the Panthers an insurance policy. They can sign him to the 53-man roster at any time but as of right now the Panthers are likely to go into Sunday’s game with only two quarterbacks — Jake Delhomme and Josh McCown.
The team released Angelo Craig from the practice squad to make room for Basanez.
I hope the Panthers luck with injuries will change soon. This has not been a good offseason. Nearly every receiver the team has has been injured along with Moore. The secondary has been pummeled.
If the rash of injuries don’t end soon…well, let’s not go down that road. It has to end sometime, doesn’t it?