Christian McCaffrey will miss his third straight game

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Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey returned to practice last week and worked again on Wednesday, which seemed to be a positive sign for his chances of returning to action for the team’s Week Six game against the Vikings.

McCaffrey did not practice on Thursday, however, and he remained out on Friday. That indicated he was not going to be returning to action and Panthers head coach Matt Rhule confirmed it at his Friday afternoon press conference when he ruled McCaffrey out for the third straight game.

Rhule told reporters that he didn’t consider it a setback for McCaffrey, but it’s certainly a disappointment for a team trying to avoid it’s third straight loss after opening the season with three straight wins.

Chuba Hubbard will remain in the starting lineup with McCaffrey unavailable.

12 responses to “Christian McCaffrey will miss his third straight game

  1. The Vikings fan in me loves it.

    The fantasy football owner in me does not feel the same way….

  2. As a Vikings fan, I cannot help to compare this man to Byron Buxton, out of this world athleticism and talent, but hurt all the time.

  3. >> heynow666 says: As a Vikings fan, I cannot help to compare this man to Byron Buxton, out of this world athleticism and talent, but hurt all the time. <<

    Dalvin Cook was drafted in the same year as McCaffrey and has missed more games than Christian. But sure, Byron Buxton.

  4. Maybe less up the middle and more screen passes and jet sweeps ..hes not going to at a full season ever at this rate ..just make him a mongrel wr/te/rb

  5. Reality sucks but they’re facing what many predicted would happen. RBs have short shelf lives in general and guys who are used as much as McCaffrey has been (RB, WR, they even wanted him to return kicks at one time) simply aren’t going to last very long. And at $16 million per season nobody is going to trade for him and he makes way too much to declare he’s just a WR.

  6. They are wearing him out trying to keep their job. When you have a great smaller back you limit him so he makes it thru the season. That dude needs a rotation like the saints do in the worst way

  7. don’t rush a hamstring injury recovery
    anyone who has watched footbal for more than a few years knows this
    especially with skill position players

  8. Christian McCaffrey is not built to be an every-down RB!, it is asking a lot for the Panthers to expect Christian McCaffrey to carry the football 20+ time and also receive 9 to 10 targets. Sam Darnold is proving that he is not a starting NFL QB that can carry a football team.

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