Christian McCaffrey not at open portion of Panthers practice

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Running back Christian McCaffrey‘s plans to return to the Panthers lineup have hit another snag.

The shoulder injury that kept McCaffrey out of the team’s last three games has improved, but he hurt his quad last week and was limited in practice Thursday after head coach Matt Rhule said it tightened up on him.

Limited work is better than no work at all, which makes Thursday’s development on the McCaffrey front a negative one. Reporters at the open portion of practice said that McCaffrey was not on the field with the team as they continued preparing to face the Broncos.

There’s a chance that McCaffrey could come out for the latter part of practice and the Panthers’ injury report would bring word of that later on Thursday. If McCaffrey is indeed out, another Sunday on the sideline will become more likely.

6 responses to “Christian McCaffrey not at open portion of Panthers practice

  1. Tweaked Quad, does not sound good, don’t hear of that being an injury too often – obviously a major muscle group

  2. Sometimes you can weight train your way to the disabled list. Love how hard he works but maybe a instead of another set of reps, stretch out a little bit.

  3. doing some research grade 1 strained quad not pulled is 1-2 weeks rest – strained being less than pulled – he picked up the injury Wednesday of week 14, hurt himself on off week with an individual workout, aggravated it more Wednesday. Mike Davis can hold things together, lost year for panthers

  4. 205 pounds with lots of wear and tear. YPC below 4.0 this year. Chronologically he is 24 y/o but in football years he is about 32 y/o which is not good unless you punt for a living

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