The Carolina Panthers have been injured once again, leaving Christian McCaffrey behind. According to ESPN’s Adam Schaffter, McCaffrey missed practice due to a thigh injury. The 26-year-old is the Panthers’ one-mile best, but has struggled with injuries over the past few seasons.
He has run over 100 yards in two of his three matches so far this year, but a thigh injury has reportedly sidelined him. At the time of this writing, it is not known the extent of the injury.
As news of Shafter broke out, NFL fans were quick to react to the news. It’s sad to be one of the best players in the NFL when healthy, and just can’t stay on the field for long. One fan said McCaffrey and Hurts are an iconic couple.
“CMC and injured, name another iconic pair.”
Other NFL fans chimed in with their thoughts that the running back star has been sidelined again.
McCaffrey still battling injuries
When the 26-year-old is fit, he is regarded as the best dual back in the NFL.
Unfortunately, when a player is used as much as McCaffrey is, injuries are bound to happen. The kind of workload on his young shoulders since he was drafted in 2017 is huge.
Over the span of two years, running back was essentially the offense of an entire team. In 2018 he had 219 rushing attempts with 107 receptions and those numbers only increased in 2019.
The 26-year-old had 287 rushing attempts for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also had 116 receptions for 1,005 and four touchdowns. Think of the toll that all hits take on an athlete’s body. Now, you suddenly get an idea why he has struggled to stay fit over the years.
His ankle sprain, thigh strain and shoulder A/C joint strain due to running back. Now with his latest thigh injury, it is hoped that it is only a precaution that he misses practice and is expected to be back on the field sooner rather than later.