CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Graham Gano's season is officially over as the Carolina Panthers placed the veteran kicker on injured reserve Wednesday with a knee injury. 

In 12 games, Gano was 14-16 on field goals and 30-33 on extra points. He was sidelined with a left knee injury after the Panthers' loss to Tampa Bay on December 2. 

He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month in October after lifting the Panthers to a win over the New York Giants with a 63-yard field goal as time expired. He also had a streak of 28 consecutive made field goals, best in the NFL this season. 

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