Report: Christian McCaffrey won’t play this week


He may be day-to-day, but in four days he won’t be playing football.

Joe Person of reports that Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey won’t play this weekend against the Buccaneers, due to a shoulder injury suffered in Week Nine against the Chiefs.

As Person notes, the original day-to-day assessment apparently has become week-to-week.

McCaffrey suffered the injury late in Sunday’s loss. Clearly bothered by it on the sideline, he returned for a snap before exiting the game for good.

He suffered a high ankle sprain in Week Two against the Buccaneers, and he missed seven weeks. Without McCaffrey, Mike Davis returns to the top of the depth chart.

11 responses to “Report: Christian McCaffrey won’t play this week

  1. They really should just shut him down for the rest of the season. The Panthers aren’t going anywhere this year.

  2. I’m afraid it might be over for this guy. He took a beating last year with all those touches. He’s too small for that load.

  3. Why yoy don’t overwork an RB and then pay him 17 mil per.

    The GM should be fired. He should have dealt him off for a 1st and 4th and just grabbed 2 good backs in the mid rds in the draft.

    Why are teams so dumb?

  4. Like greenanxiety said, too much mileage on that frame. Coaches should be ashamed, first game back and they go full workload and then some. Even Cook and Henry get relief at times, but McCaffrey in on every snap.

  5. Paying him the salary he’s signed for and using him as exhaustively as they do is like buying a brand new Lamborghini for a demolition derby

  6. Of course. Goodell pulling out all the stops to help his precious Brady win this week. Wonder how much the bonus check to McCaffrey was to sit out? Who didn’t see this coming after that disaster Sunday night. Goodell will do anything to help Brady get back on track like usual.

  7. I like CMC but I felt coming out of college he had too many carriers and they didn’t do him any favors in Carolina. I feel bad for him but hope the Panthers do horrible forever

  8. Like lots of NFL players, once they get PAID, they become fragile. Not like the Panthers have a shot at the playoffs anyway. Might as well save him for next year.

  9. Signing RBs to big contracts hasn’t turned out for many teams. McCaffrey and the Giants RB who’s name escapes me, are injured. Leveon Bell out, Zeke seriously underperforming, Todd Gurley a shadow of his himself. When the current group of hot RBs are up for big new contracts, some disfunctional/desperate team will throw money at them.

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