Carolina Panthers’ star running back Christian McCaffrey will miss four to six weeks with a high-ankle sprain that he suffered late in his Week 2 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Source: #Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is out 4-6 weeks with a high-ankle sprain. This is following his MRI. Brutal news.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2020
This is a massive blow to the Panthers’ offense because he is seen as the Panthers’ best offensive player and by many as the best offensive weapon in football. It seemed that McCaffrey was reaching his ceiling a few years after the Panthers selected him eighth overall.
Last season, McCaffrey became the third player in NFL History to have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in a single season. He was voted a First Team All-Pro as a running back and flex player and was voted to his first Pro Bowl. The season prior he was a Second Team All-Pro.
On the young season, McCaffrey had 156 yards rushing, 67 yards receiving, and a league leading four touchdowns.
Behind McCaffrey on the depth chart, the Panthers have Mike Davis and Trenton Cannon. Reggie Bonnafon should be expected to join the teams 53 man roster from their practice squad and the team might look to add some more help at the running back position to fill the void.