The Facts: The Panthers' worst fears were realized when the MRI results came back on Benjamin's Wednesday morning knee injury. The second-year wide receiver will need surgery for a torn ACL, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported, according to a source who has spoken to Benjamin.
Diehards Line:HC Ron Rivera initially said the team believed Benjamin suffered a sprained left knee. Assuming Benjamin's season is indeed over, the Panthers will be relying on a group led by rookie Devin Funchess (who tweaked a hamstring today), Ted Ginn, Jerricho Cotchery, Corey Brown and Brenton Bersin. We'll follow up as needed.