Report: Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss a few weeks with hamstring injury

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A report earlier on Friday indicated Panthers rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn could miss the rest of the regular season after breaking a couple of bones in his foot.

The news is not as bad for Christian McCaffrey, though the running back is still likely to miss time.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, McCaffrey is expected to miss a few weeks with his hamstring injury suffered on Thursday night. Carolina is still running tests on McCaffrey’s hamstring and at this point, the team does not plan to place him on injured reserve. If they did, it would mean McCaffrey would be out for at least three weeks.

McCaffrey missed all but three games last season after becoming just the third player in NFL history to record 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in 2019. McCaffrey recorded 324 yards from scrimmage with a rushing touchdown in Carolina’s first two games before netting 40 more on nine touches on Thursday.

Rookie Chuba Hubbard is the likely starter with McCaffrey out. The fourth-round pick had 11 carries for 52 yards and three receptions for 27 yards against the Texans.

14 responses to “Report: Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss a few weeks with hamstring injury

  1. Dude cannot stay healthy, outside of his rookie year, Panthers have not won much…we will see what they do without him…my guess is with that Defense, Darnold and Hubbard….they won’t miss a beat.

  2. “A few weeks”……heard that one before and it turned into most of the season.
    This guy just can’t stay healthy.

  3. Carson Wentz……….
    Christian McCaffrey……….
    Millionaires who don’t earn their keep. You would think with all those $$millions they could take care of their bodies, like Tom does.

  4. Christian MccAffrey is a human race car. And race cars do two things really well: Go fast and break easily. There’s lots of human race cars in the NFL.

  5. With the amount of touches he gets I’m not surprised. Panthers have piled up 10 years worth of work on CMC’s body already. Way too much mileage.

  6. Christian McCaffrey already had a lot of miles on him coming into the NFL. Stanford used him exactly like the Panthers are…I hope he gets healthy and gets over this injury bug that has carried over from last season. The Panthers are just a different team with a healthy Christian in the game.

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