Sam Darnold's Injury Update Shocking

During Friday night's preseason showdown between the Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers, backup quarterback Sam Darnold suffered an ankle injury. 

Darnold had to be carted off the field in the third quarter. The replay of his injury was hard to watch. 

Even though it looked as if Darnold suffered a devastating ankle injury, the latest update on his status is encouraging. 

It is reported that Darnold is dealing with a high ankle sprain. He'll undergo an MRI this Saturday to determine the severity of the sprain.

Usually, players miss around four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain. 

Darnold is expected to be the backup quarterback for the Panthers this season. Baker Mayfield, meanwhile, will be the starter. 

With Matt Corral already out for the season with a Lisfranc injury, the Panthers can't really afford to lose another quarterback for an extended period of time.