Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen Player Overview

Olsen had played a full 16 games for 9 straight seasons, but a broken foot shattered that in 2017. The Week 2 injury kept him out until Week 12, and then soreness in the foot cost Olsen Week 13 and much of the following game. He returned to close out the year, though, including an 8-107-1 receiving line at New Orleans in Carolina's playoff loss. Olsen's healthy heading into 2018, though, and even got an offseason extension at age 33.


Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 51.1%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 4.4%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.3
Durability: question mark 7

Medium Risk


Greg Olsen Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 2, 2018 NFL Pedal Plantar Fascia Tear Grade 3 Olsen ruptured the plantar fascia in his right foot and missed the season's final 4 games.
Sep 9, 2018 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Olsen fractured his right foot in the 1st quarter against the Cowboys. He missed 3 games, surrounding a Week 4 bye, but returned.
Nov 26, 2017 NFL Pedal Foot Olsen experienced soreness in his repaired right foot after his 1st game back from short-term IR. He missed the next game but suffered no structural damage.
Sep 17, 2017 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Olsen suffered a right foot fracture in the Week 2 win over Buffalo. He had surgery and landed on IR but was designated to return when eligible in late November.
Dec 19, 2016 NFL Arm Elbow Sprain Olsen played with a huge brace on his right elbow after hurting it the week before. He missed no significant game time.
Dec 13, 2015 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Olsen hurt his left knee and missed the 2nd half. He returned the following week.
Dec 20, 2014 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Olsen sustained a minor knee strain and wasn't forced to miss any time as a result.
Oct 5, 2014 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Olsen suffered an ankle sprain but returned to the game and continued to play through it.
Aug 14, 2014 NFL Leg Calf Strain Olsen missed a bit of preseason time after getting "kicked in the calf," according to the team.
Oct 6, 2013 NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Olsen injured his left foot/ankle during his Week 5 matchup but played through it. He put up poor stats in Weeks 6-8 but seemed to be fully recovered by Week 9.
Jan 1, 2012 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Olsen missed the 2nd half of the regular-season finale after suffering a concussion.
Oct 16, 2011 NFL Pedal Toe Turf Toe Olsen suffered from a turf toe injury but didn't miss any games because of it.
Aug 12, 2009 NFL Inguinal Hip Strain Olsen missed some practice time and the 1st preseason game with a minor hip injury.
Aug 30, 2007 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Olsen was injured in the final preseason game against the Browns with a knee sprain and was forced to miss Week 1 and 2.
Oct 14, 2006 Non-NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Olsen suffered a concussion against FIU on Oct. 14 and missed the next game (at Duke).
Nov 20, 2004 Non-NFL Hand Wrist Fracture Olsen re-injured his fractured wrist and missed the final 2 games, including the bowl game Dec. 30.
Oct 30, 2004 Non-NFL Hand Wrist Fracture Olsen suffered a wrist fracture against UNC and missed the following game. He returned for the next contest, Nov. 13 at Virginia.