Burns logged 15 snaps on defense and four on special teams in Friday's preseason game with the Bills.
While he didn't make an impact in the box score, it's good to see that he seems to have recovered from the ankle bruise he suffered earlier in the week. The 2019 first-rounder will get plenty of chances to make a mark in the regular season.
Burns (ankle) said Wednesday that he's managing a minor bruise and wants to suit up for Friday's preseason tilt against the Bills, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Burns left Tuesday's practice early after picking up an ankle injury. It's encouraging that the rookie first-round pick believes he'll be capable of suiting up Friday, but the Panthers may opt to take a cautious approach to Burns' health and sideline him until he's back to full health.
Burns exited Tuesday's practice early with his ankle taped, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
The nature and severity of Burns' apparent injury remain undisclosed at this time. The No. 16 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, Burns is primed for a key role in Carolina's linebacker corps when fully healthy. The Panthers are likely to take a cautious approach to the 21-year-old's recovery.