Eye of the Panther

August 5, 2009 9:50 PM

Panthers Place Kemoeatu On IR

The Panthers placed defensive tackle Maake Kemoeatu on Injured Reserve today, ending his season just hours after Kemoeatu underwent successful surgery to repair his torn right achilles tendon.

Kemoeatu had hoped to return to the team later this year, but the Panthers didn't feel that was likely.

Carolina is continuing to look for additional help at the defensive tackle position, a spot the Panthers had little depth at even prior to Kemoeatu's season-ending injury.

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