Hayden Hurst Nov 9, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Carolina Panthers tight end Hayden Hurst (81) takes a breather during a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers tight end Hayden Hurst has been sidelined with a concussion since concussion since Nov. 7 and his father offered a pretty concerning update this week when he asked for prayers, saying his son suffered post-traumatic amnesia as a result of the head injury and didn’t know when he would return. But Hurst seems to think he’ll be back on the field this season.

On Thursday morning, Hayden Hurst took to social media to offer some clarity on his injury situation, revealing that his injury is not career ending and he hopes to return before the end of the season.

“I appreciate everyone reaching out & checking on me. I suffered a pretty nasty concussion against the Bears a few weeks ago & don’t remember up to 4 hours after the game. Scary situation but the Panthers have been incredible walking me through this process,” Hurst said in a post on X, the social media website that was formerly known as Twitter.

“While it was scary, it is NOT career ending. I’m starting my return to play this week, so fingers crossed I make it back for the last few weeks! God Bless & Keep Pounding !!!!” Hurst said in a follow-up post.

This is obviously a very positive update to a scary situation.

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