Sport Panthers' Christian McCaffrey says he 'definitely' could play vs. Eagles, blames Thursday game for injury
Here is the play where Christian McCaffrey suffered hamstring injury
The 25-year-old had seven carries for 31 yards and two catches for nine yards in the game. McCaffrey played only in three games last season due to shoulder and ankle injuries.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.
Whenwent down with a hamstring injury against the in Week 3, early indications were that the running back would of action. Now, after just one week on the sidelines, the star appears on track to make his return. A day after with the team, McCaffrey told reporters Thursday he "definitely" has a chance to suit up against the on Sunday, saying he "feels good" while blaming his latest injury on "Thursday Night Football."
"I don't prefer Thursday night games," McCaffrey said of Carolina's Week 3 matchup,, adding that he "definitely" thinks the short week of preparation contributed to him getting hurt. "You go through a lot in a football game and get two days to recover ... But it is what it is."
The Panthers never placed McCaffrey on injured reserve following his hamstring issue, meaning he was eligible to return to practice this week and will be eligible to play Sunday, if he's ready. According to, both McCaffrey and the Panthers may wait until 90 minutes before kickoff against the Eagles to make a final decision on the back's availability.
Rookiefound mixed results filling in for McCaffrey against the Texans and , totaling 24 carries for 109 yards.
Panthers Reportedly Working Out Veteran RB After Christian McCaffrey Injury
The Carolina Panthers took care of business against the Houston Texans on Thursday night, but they lost star running back Christian McCaffrey to a hamstring injury in the process. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport announced on Friday that McCaffrey will miss at least a few weeks due to his injury. However, the Panthers don’t currently […] The post Panthers Reportedly Working Out Veteran RB After Christian McCaffrey Injury appeared first on The Spun.
McCaffrey is no stranger to injuries. The 25-year-old former All-Pro didn't miss a single game during his first three NFL seasons, but he played just three games in 2020 due to lingering ankle and shoulder issues.
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