The running back injured his hamstring in the victory over the Texans that will sideline him for multiple games
CHARLOTTE – The Runner of the Carolina panthers, Christian mccaffrey, you will miss a few weeks for a hamstring sprain who suffered in victory Thursday night, 24-9, on the Houston Texans, confirmed a source from the league to ESPN.
The injury occurred early in the second quarter when McCaffrey He stopped on a 2-yard carry down the left flank. He spent 22 minutes in the medical store on the bench before walking to the locker room on his own.
The noob Chuba Hubbard and the veteran Royce freeman they finished the game in the Carolina he went 3-0 for the first time since the 2015 season that ended with a trip to the Super Bowl.
It is expected that Hubbard, a fourth-round draft pick from Oklahoma State who has 62 yards on 19 carries this season, is the one who gets the start for next week’s game visiting the Dallas Cowboys. The Panthers auditioned former Cleveland Browns and Texans running back Duke Johnson on Friday, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
NFL Network was the first outlet to report that McCaffrey he would miss games due to injury.
The first-round draft pick Jaycee horn he also suffered multiple fractures to his right foot against the Texans, head coach Matt Rhule said after the game.
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The results of the tests you underwent Horn in Charlotte this Friday they did not meet immediately. The non-contact injury appeared to be similar to what tight end Greg Olsen suffered in 2017 when he broke his fifth metatarsal and missed nine weeks, including rest.
Hubbard he finished Thursday’s game with 52 yards on 11 carries and three receptions for 27 yards. Freeman he had five carries for 17 yards.
When asked if the Panthers could maintain their success without McCaffrey, left tackle Cameron Erving responded: “We are a football team. We are not the Carolina Christian McCaffreys“.
Quarterback Sam Darnold noted that McCaffrey I was “sad” when they spoke after the game. Darnold told McCaffrey that it was important that he did not rush back and assured him that “we will be fine without him.”
“Obviously we want him back,” said Darnold. “But I want him to take his time right now and make sure he will be okay by the end of the season.”