Christian McCaffrey seeing doctors to evaluate ankle recovery

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When Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey hurt his ankle in Week Two, word was that he’d need four-to-six weeks to recover and return to the lineup.

McCaffrey said he hoped to beat that timeframe and the Panthers will get an idea about whether that’s possible this week. Head coach Matt Rhule said that McCaffrey will be visiting doctors and getting tests to evaluate where he is in the recovery process.

If all checks out well, the running back could be activated for this week’s game against the Bears. Rhule didn’t speculate if that was possible.

“Once the doctors say he’s clear and he feels like he’s clear, then we’ll activate him,” Rhule said, via the team’s website. “But I’m not sure exactly when that’ll be.”

The Panthers have won all three games they’ve played since McCaffrey’s injury. Mike Davis has 45 carries for 219 yards and a touchdown in those victories.

3 responses to “Christian McCaffrey seeing doctors to evaluate ankle recovery

  1. I love McCaffrey but this just shows how big contracts to RBs are seldom good ideas. He got a big contract, immediately got hurt AND they’ve went undefeated with him out. And remember all the talk from the preseason about how he was going to be way more than a RB and the entire offense was going to revolve around him. And even in that situation the team was able to fill in for him well enough to win games.

  2. Last year McCaffrey had one of the greatest seasons in history for a RB, yet the team finished 5-11. This year they got off to an 0-2 start, but then McCaffrey got injured and they’ve done a complete 180 and have gone 3-0 without him in the lineup. It’s a small sample size, and he’s a good football player, but the great RB’s don’t show up in the win/loss column. Fantasy Football owners might argue, but not NFL owners.

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