Graham Gano, NFL placekicker and ... the next member of the Charlotte Ballet?
Not exactly, but Gano suffered some discomfort in his plant foot on Sunday night that required a bit of a look by medical staff.
“It got sore,” laughed head coach Ron Rivera on Monday afternoon. “You know, and in all serious kidding-ness here, they termed it as a ‘ballerina thing.’ From the ballerinas, you know, they use their plant foot.
“Graham is gonna kill me for having said that. But when I asked what happened, that’s the description I got.”
It didn’t really affect his performance on the field. Gano was hit four field goals on four attempts with a 45-yard long and was perfect on point-after attempts, contributing to 14 of the team’s 28 points.
Carolina beat the Chargers 28-16.