The Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is expected to miss four to six weeks

after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Friday’s preseason finale versus the Buffalo Bills

Coach Matt Rhule confirmed Saturday that Sam’s MRI showed a significant injury that could require some time to heal.

The player will be out of action for the rest of the year because he injured his ankle.

Darnold's injury is one more problem to tackle in a quarterback room that has gotten smaller over the past few weeks.

Carolina has a lot of competition for the quarterback position

and can afford to give a player like Matt Corral a redshirt season.

The Broncos exited the preseason with Corral in need of season-ending surgery

and Darnold on the shelf for at least the first quarter of the regular season.

P.J. Walker, who has been on the Panthers for three years but didn't start any games until this last year

was originally not with many other quarterbacks who are now not around.

Two quarterbacks are ready for the season, with one being sidelined and temporarily replaced by the other.