CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A day after surgery to repair a broken right foot, the Panthers place Greg Olsen on injured reserve.

Head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion went into detail about Olsen's injury on the team's website.

"He broke the fifth metatarsal on his right foot. It's called a Jones fracture. He had a screw inserted to repair the fracture."

Olsen is eligible to return to game action after he spends eight weeks on IR. If healthy, the earliest he could play would be Nov. 26 in New York against the Jets.

In a corresponding move, the Panthers have promoted fullback Alex Armah from the practice squad to the active roster.