Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin
January 10, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) scores a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Reuters/Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kelvin Benjamin was having a great training camp with the Carolina Panthers in the offseason only to get injured during one of the drills Wednesday, and will now miss the entire 2015 season due to a torn ACL in his left knee. The league’s official website reported the unfortunate news for the Panthers, who were expected to make big strides in the upcoming season.

"Obviously, we feel awful for Kelvin," Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said via "He’s worked tremendously hard to put himself in a position to have a strong year. We’re confident he will attack his surgery and rehab with the same determination he has met all challenges before."

The team’s official Twitter account also confirmed the bad news:

The 24-year-old wide receiver, who was drafted in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft or the 28th overall selection, is entering his second NFL season after a great rookie year when he set the Panthers’ rookie records for receptions, yards and touchdowns. He was also one of the top performers for the Panthers during their recent training camp.

In the 2014 regular season, he played all 16 games recording 1,008 receiving yards on 73 catches with 9 touchdowns. In 2 games in the postseason, he had a total of 108 receiving yards on 11 catches with two touchdowns.

The Panthers are aiming for their third straight postseason appearance after making the playoffs in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.