As first reported by Mike Kaye of The Charlotte Observer on Wednesday, the third-year lineman will miss the remainder of the 2023 campaign due to his biceps injury. Christensen was placed on injured reserve earlier this morning.
During his pre-practice press conference this afternoon, head coach Frank Reich told reporters that Christensen sustained the injury during this past Sunday’s season-opening loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The 26-year-old finished out the contest, playing in each of the offense’s 77 snaps.
Reich noted that there will be a trio of possible replacements in Christensen’s position. Those players include 2022 sixth-round pick Cade Mays, undrafted rookie Nash Jensen and veteran Justin McCray.
Along with Christensen, the Panthers are also without starting right guard Austin Corbett. Corbett, who tore his ACL in last year’s season finale against the New Orleans Saints, is currently on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.