The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that running back Christian McCaffrey will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.
“An MRI Monday morning revealed an injury severe enough to place him on injured reserve. Because of the time it would take to recover, and because it will be his second time on injured reserve this season, the news means McCaffrey will miss out on the Panthers’ final five regular season games after the bye week.
McCaffrey tried to loosen up the ankle during Sunday’s second half, but he finished the game with 35 yards on 10 carries – all in the first half.“
McCaffrey has battled injuries for much of the last two years – missing five games this season and 13 games last season. The Panthers will now look to rookie Chuba Hubbard and veteran Ameer Adbullah to shoulder the load at tail back.
Christian finishes the season with 99 rushes for 442 yards and a touchdown and 37 receptions for 343 yards and a touchdown in seven games.