Christian McCaffrey damage replace: Panthers RB to overlook a number of weeks, Chuba Hubbard to start out
Panthers working again Christian McCaffrey missed the rest of his crew’s recreation in opposition to the Texans in Houston on Thursday night time after struggling a hamstring damage within the first half.
McCaffrey suffered the damage early within the second quarter; he appeared to harm himself whereas making an attempt to step round Texans linebacker Joe Thomas. He entered Carolina’s medical tent later within the quarter and didn’t return to the sport.
Now, it has been introduced that McCaffrey will miss a couple of weeks, however is not going to go on the injured reserve in accordance with the crew
He’ll cede the beginning job to former Oklahoma State standout Chuba Hubbard within the meantime.
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The Panthers earlier than halftime that McCaffrey was out for the night time. Coach Matt Rhule stated after the recreation that McCaffrey suffered a hamstring pressure and may have an MRI examination.
McCaffrey, who’s in his fifth season within the NFL, entered the sport with 45 rushes for 170 yards and a landing. He additionally had recorded 14 receptions for 154 receiving yards. He added to these totals Thursday with seven rushes for 31 yards and two receptions for 9 yards.
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Rookie working again Chuba Hubbard changed McCaffrey because the Panthers’ lead again. Hubbard completed with 11 carries for 52 yards and three receptions for 27 yards. Carolina gained 24-9 to enhance to 3-0 for the season.
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McCaffrey missed 13 video games final season as a result of an assortment of accidents. He suffered a proper high-ankle sprain throughout the Panthers’ Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers, inflicting him to overlook six video games.
Then, he suffered a shoulder damage in his return to the sphere in opposition to the Chiefs in Week 9, ending his season.
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McCaffrey has not performed a full season since 2019, when he recorded a career-best 1,387 speeding yards with 15 touchdowns and 1,005 receiving yards with 4 touchdowns.
Tom Gatto contributed to this report.