Panthers place Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve with hamstring injury, will miss at least 3 more games

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Christian McCaffrey’s problem was obviously even worse than we believed. On Saturday, the Carolina Panthers revealed they had actually put their star running back on hurt reserve due to his hamstring injury. The group stated the choice was made after the medical personnel fulfilled Saturday to go over the very best strategy to get McCaffrey totally healthy. 

It appeared McCaffrey was on track to return as quickly as this Sunday versus the Minnesota Vikings, as he was a minimal individual in practice Wednesday. However, he remained Thursday and Friday and will now miss out on a minimum of the next 3 video games. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule had actually formerly stated that McCaffrey was 50/50 to play Sunday. After his problem, nevertheless, he was eliminated Friday. Injured reserve wasn’t at first the strategy when McCaffrey strolled off the field in Houston, however that strategy has actually altered.

McCaffrey has actually missed out on the previous 2 video games after going down with his hamstring injury in Week 3. He missed out on an overall of 13 video games last season due to ankle and shoulder conditions, however it appeared like he was back to being the bell cow for the Panthers through the very first 2 video games of the season, as he tape-recorded 324 skirmish lawns on 59 touches and scored 2 goals. 

The Panthers are 3-0 with McCaffrey and 0-2 without him this season. The novice Chuba Hubbard will continue to be the lead back in McCaffrey’s lack, and he had a profession video game recently versus the Philadelphia Eagles. In the 21-18 loss, Hubbard hurried for 101 lawns on 24 brings and captured 5 passes for 33 lawns.

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