It was another tough weekend for the Michigan Panthers. Not only did they suffer a second consecutive loss they also suffered for the second straight week losing a player to a long-term injury. Last week the Panthers lost their starting Safety Warren Saba, this week it was TE Joey Magnifico.
Magnifico was blocking on a kick return and appeared to be “rolled up on” while on the field. Magnifico would be carted off and even had his family down on the field with him. Magnifico injury continues to deplete an already haggard receiving corp. Magnifico joins TE Conor Davis, WR Jeff Badet, and WR Joe Walker of Panthers skill players who are all dealing with injuries. Magnifico was able to tweet out a message, which I’m sure was a welcome sign to Panthers fans.
Magnifico, joins the USFL by way of Memphis graduating in 2020. After spending two years off the NFL and CFL radar (with a cup of tea during Bills minicamp) Magnifico was drafted in 34th round of the 2022 USFL draft by the Panthers and has played in both games catching one pass for negative three yards. Most recently Magnifico was named head coach of St. Benedict High School in Memphis, TN where he took a leave absence to play for the Panthers.
It is unclear the extent of Magnifico’s injury however one thing is clear. All of us at USFL/XFL/CFL news hub are praying for him and his family and hope recovers quickly.