Christian McCaffrey saw a bigger workload in the Panthers’ Week 2 loss to the Giants, totaling 19 touches as one of Carolina’s top weapons in an otherwise dismal offensive showing. But the star running back is a question mark approaching Sunday’s matchup with the Saints. Appearing in just 10 games the previous two seasons, McCaffrey returned to the injury report Thursday. The former Pro Bowler is still expected to play in Week 3 against the Saints, per the team’s official website, but was limited at practice with ankle stiffness.
Ankle and hamstring injuries are responsible for McCaffrey’s previous extended absences. Depending on his practice availability Friday, it’s possible the running back could officially be listed as questionable for Sunday’s divisional game. He also appeared on the injury report ahead of Week 1 after his leg was cut by a cleat during practice, but he remained a full participant at that time.
McCaffrey himself, however, doesn’t sound concerned.
“I feel great,” he said after practice, per Panthers.com, before joking about his durability. “I think at this point, if I went to take a leak during practice, I’d end up on the report.”
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Author : Cody Benjamin
Publish date : 2022-09-22 22:14:07
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