Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday an MRI revealed rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a bone bruise in his left knee and will miss at least a few days of training camp.
Benjamin apparently injured the knee Sunday when he collided with another player. The Panthers sent the first-round pick in for an MRI as a precautionary measure.
“We got a bit of good news,” Rivera said. “It’s stable and everything is fine. There’s nothing structurally wrong. It is bruised. There is a swelling and what we refer to as a hot spot.”
Rivera said it should take a “few days” for the swelling to subside, but wouldn’t give a specific timetable on Benjamin’s return.
The former Florida State receiver has been working with the starters so far in camp. He made 54 catches for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns for FSU last season, made the winning touchdown catch against Auburn in the national championship game.