The Panthers got big plays from Damiere Byrd the last two weeks, but he won’t be making any others this season.

Coach Ron Rivera said on Tuesday that Byrd is headed to injured reserve with a lower leg injury. Rivera said, via David Newton of, that Byrd’s loss is a “shock to what we’re trying to do,” but that they’ll look to other wide receivers to fill the void.

Byrd caught two touchdowns against the Packers in a 31-24 win in Week 15 and he returned a kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown in Sunday’s 22-19 win over the Buccaneers.