Source -- Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold has incomplete fracture of shoulder blade

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold has a partial fracture to his right shoulder blade. He will likely miss several weeks due to the injury, according to ESPN's Tuesday source.
According to the Panthers, the injury occurred in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots (24-6). Darnold threw three interceptions during the loss. One was returned 88 yards by J.C. Jackson to score a touchdown. He also missed tight end Ian Thomas who was wide open.

Matt Rhule, Panthers coach, said Monday that Darnold felt sore in his shoulder after the match and was sent to an MRI.

In an offseason deal with the New York Jets Darnold was acquired by the Panthers. Darnold has thrown 10 interceptions over the past six games. Five of those were losses. Joe Burrow is currently tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with Darnold with 11 this season.

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The Panthers announced Tuesday they would sign veteran quarterback Matt Barkley from the Tennessee Titans' practice team, subject to a physical.

Darnold has completed 59.5% of his passes and thrown for 1,986 yards with seven touchdowns in nine games. Darnold also has five rushing touchdowns.

After starting the season 3-0, the Panthers are now 4-5.

NFL Network first reported the news about Darnold's injury.

This report was contributed by David Newton, ESPN.