Christian McCaffrey injury update: Panthers’ running back lands on injured reserve, will miss at least the next 3 games

It seems to be like the Panthers will be devoid of just one of their prime weapons for a bit more time.

The group declared that running back Christian McCaffrey has landed on hurt reserve, sidelining him for at minimum the following a few months.

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McCaffrey played in Carolina’s to start with a few games prior to going down with a hamstring personal injury versus Houston earlier this year. So significantly this time, the Stanford item has 52 carries for 201 yards and a landing as effectively as 16 catches for 163 yards.

He has been just one of the ideal all-purpose backs in the NFL since moving into the league, becoming just the third running back in history with 1,000 obtaining and rushing yards in the very same time. But for as superior as he’s been, he’s also skipped sizeable time just about every of the very last two seasons, taking part in in just a few games a year ago.

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In McCaffrey’s absence, Carolina’s running video game has long gone by means of former Oklahoma Condition back Chuba Hubbard, who’s amassed 220 yards on fifty six carries but has nevertheless to locate the finish zone. In addition to Hubbard, the Panthers have utilised Royce Freeman out of the backfield as effectively and identified as up Spencer Brown ahead of this week’s video game.

At this time at three-2, the Panthers are tied for second in the NFC South with a video game versus the Vikings on tap for 7 days 6. McCaffrey will be suitable to retun as shortly as 7 days nine, when the Panthers enjoy the Patriots.