Matt Rhule expects Christian McCaffrey to miss another game

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Injuries have kept Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey off the field for 10 of the team’s 13 games this season and it looks like that number will go up again this week.

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule told reporters on Tuesday that he does not expect McCaffrey to play in Saturday’s game against the Packers. Rhule did leave the door open to things playing out differently if McCaffrey can do more than expected at Wednesday’s practice.

McCaffrey was listed as limited by a quad injury on Tuesday, although that’s an estimation since the Panthers only held a walkthrough. The quad injury was added to the injury report last week and joins ankle and shoulder injuries on the list of reasons why the Panthers’ top offensive player has had what amounts to a lost season.

Mike Davis has handled the No. 1 running back duties during McCaffrey’s absences and it appears he’ll be back in the saddle this weekend.

19 responses to “Matt Rhule expects Christian McCaffrey to miss another game

  1. I know Christian wants to play. Successful people always want to do what they love and get paid for. Failures at life sit online all day being jealous of and bitter about successful and happy people.

    I wish Christian the best. Wish he could be out there Sunday, but it sounds like the doctors want him to let his multiple injuries heal up before he plays.

  2. Of course he wants to go against the hapless packer defense. It would be an easy 200 yard game!

  3. Can’t Matt Rhule simply will the team to victory? I remember all the hype when he was hired. Chip Kelly says hi.

  4. I never thought I would see this out of CMC.

    Gets paid
    Gets a bump playing
    Sits out weeks
    Comes back for 1 game against the champs
    Sits out weeks.
    Pampered athletes are annoying

  5. TheCommish says:
    December 15, 2020 at 4:04 pm
    Worst #1 fantasy pick ever.

    I feel your pain…I drafted him #1 overall also. But I know a lot of Leveon Bell owners from just two years ago who would disagree with that statement. At least you’ve gotten three games from CMC. Bell held out the entire season.

    Let’s not forget David Johnson in 2017….Ouch!

  6. Other than this year that kid has been pretty durable, let’s hope it’s just an aberration from the worst year ever which is 2020, lol

  7. aritakesanal1985 says:
    December 15, 2020 at 5:30 pm
    Too bad he’s not durable like Dalvin!
    Dalvin Cook?
    2017: missed 12 games with torn ACL
    2018: missed 4 games with hamstring injury
    2019: missed 2 games with a shoulder injury
    2020: missed 0 games

    Christian McCaffery
    2017: missed 0 games
    2018: missed 0 games
    2019: missed 0 games
    2020: this weekend will make 11 games missed

    I didn’t count the games where Dalvin got hurt and came out.

  8. Good player. Likeable guy. Plays hard, but he is banged up often. He is small. Shut him down for the year and figure out a more strategic way to use him next year. This guy simply does not have the size to be be a bell cow rb but I think he is a heck of a player.

  9. Just Idiotic they dont have him on IR right now. NOTHING is to be gained by playing him. Glad I got Mike Davis on my fantasy team

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