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Christian McCaffrey lost to the Carolina Panthers until week nine with a hamstring injury |  NFL News


Christian McCaffrey suffered a hamstring injury three weeks ago and won’t be back until at least week nine after missing most of last season with ankle and shoulder injuries

Last updated: 10/16/21 19:14

Christian McCaffrey’s injury issues have struck for second straight season

The Carolina Panthers will be without star running back Christian McCaffrey for at least three more games after placing him in the injured reserve.

McCaffrey trained, albeit on a limited basis, on Wednesday, but couldn’t keep up with that by getting to work Thursday or Friday after being sidelined with hamstring strain.

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After speaking with Panthers medical staff, the decision was made to give McCaffrey an additional three weeks to get back into shape.

The earliest he could return will be against the New England Patriots in Week 9 in early November.

McCaffrey was first injured in Week 3 against the Houston Texans and his role has since been taken over by rookie running back Chuba Hubbard.

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The Panthers have yet to announce McCaffrey’s replacement on their 53-man roster.

He also missed most of last season, suffering from a sprained ankle and a shoulder injury that ruled him out for all but three games – so far McCaffrey hadn’t missed a game since. its debut in 2017.

Carolina also placed rookie goaltender Deonte Brown in the injured reserve after leaving Friday practice with a knee injury – his place on the list was taken by goaltender Michael Jordan, who was part of their team. ‘coaching.

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