Gano's (foot) rehab from offseason surgery appears to be going well after he posted a video of himself running on a treadmill in normal fashion, Anthony Rizzuti of PanthersWire.com reports. Gano underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in the heel of his left foot back in January, and although he was always expected to return to full health by training camp, the video he recently posted evidenced he's moving well following that operation. After posting his lowest field-goal conversion percentage since 2011 last season, Gano will aim for improvement in the final year of his contract in the upcoming campaign.
Gano underwent surgery Friday to repair a broken bone in the heel of his plant foot, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. Gano originally suffered the injury during Week 14's win over the Chargers, but he was able to play through the pain throughout the Panthers' final three games. He figures to be back at full health by the time training camp rolls around.
Gano converted 30 of his 38 field-goal attempts and 31 of his 34 extra-point tries en route to 121 total points in 16 games this season. Gano finished second in the league in scoring thanks to a wildly productive Panthers offense last season, but matched his 2014 point total, still the second-best mark of his career, as Carolina regressed this year. Although he posted six double-digit outings, Gano missed some important kicks early in the season and made just one of his four field goals in Week 17. Additionally, despite having 25 fewer attempts, Gano matched his amount of missed extra points (three) from last season, showing further inconsistency. Overall, he finished 16th in scoring, making him an average performer at his position.
Gano converted all three of his field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try en route to 10 points Saturday against the Falcons. Gano split the uprights from 31, 40 and 31 yards on his respective field goals Saturday, when he went for at least 10 points for the third straight game.
Gano made four of five field goals and both extra points en route to 14 points Monday against the Redskins. Gano broke a bone in the heel of his plant foot last week, but he still managed to convert from 35, 23, 23 and 41 yards on his respective field goals Monday. The veteran has now totaled 14 points in back-to-back contests heading into Saturday's game in Chicago.
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