Christian McCaffrey may miss only one game

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The Panthers are preparing to play without running back Christian McCaffrey this week, but he may be good to go next week.

That’s the word from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network who reports that a second opinion on McCaffrey’s injured shoulder revealed that he’s got a good chance of playing next week.

That would mean McCaffrey would miss this Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers but would return the following Sunday against the Lions.

It’s been an injury-plagued season for McCaffrey, who has already missed six games. The good news is that backup running back Mike Davis has filled in more than capably for McCaffrey, carrying 85 times for 353 yards and catching 43 passes for 278 yards.

5 responses to “Christian McCaffrey may miss only one game

  1. I find this nuts. They’re not going to make the playoffs so there’s no immediate need for him AND they’re paying him a gigantic salary that will never make sense unless he’s in absolute top shape helping them win meaningful games. That would dictate he doesn’t play again this season until he’s 100%. Instead they’re fishing around for second opinions hoping to play him when he’s half-healed. Imagine him playing next week, the injury worsens and becomes chronic. Suddenly, they’d be stuck with that huge contract with him being damaged goods. Just stupid.

  2. Seems like they want him to have a very capable backup, utilize him as long as you need! Put Christian in a Kamara role..

  3. Lol people who downvoted my comment about how Goodell is making sure he sits out this game to help his precious Brady win are eating crow now. Looks like I was right after all.

  4. Look McCaffery’s a great player but the Panthers are 0-3 when he plays and 3-3 when he doesn’t. I’m not sure why this is such a huge story

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