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RT Otah Hopeful for the Season Opener After Knee Surgery

Yahoo! Sports has the latest on RT Jeff Otah making his way back after having knee surgery this past week:

RT Jeff Otah had arthroscopic knee surgery on this past week in Charlotte, but the hope is he’ll be ready for the Sept. 12 season opener against the New York Giants. Otah, who started training camp on the active-physically unable to perform (PUP) list, was having some discomfort in the knee.

“It checked out pretty good—a typical scope,” coach John Fox said. “We’ll evaluate it week-to-week. I think it was a good move and something he will recover from pretty quickly.” When asked if Otah will be ready for the Giants, Fox said, “As with all injuries it’s hard to tell, but that’s the plan.”

Otah has been a fixture at right tackle for the Panthers since being selected in the first round of the 2008 draft. He started 12 games as a rookie and 13 in 2009 before tearing the meniscus in his left knee late in the season. He finished the year on injured reserve and underwent surgery to fix the problem.

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