Report: Olsen putting off foot surgery, hopes to return in 4-5 weeks
Jeremy Brevard / USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has postponed surgery on the foot he refractured in Week 1 in hopes of making a return to the field in four-to-five weeks, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

The Panthers did not place Olsen on injured reserve, leaving the door open for a quicker return.

Olsen first fractured the foot last season and missed eight weeks of the regular season.

"I look forward to rejoining my teammates on the field as early as possible," the 12-year veteran said when announcing the injury last week.

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