Panthers coach Matt Rhule described the running back Christian mccaffrey as “50-50” for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. This estimate should probably be moved to at least 49-51.
McCaffrey officially did not train on Thursday, due to a hamstring injury he sustained three weeks ago tonight, against the Texans.
McCaffrey had participated on a limited basis to four consecutive practices. Given the nature of hamstring tension, his absence suggests he suffered a setback.
Since signing a long-term contract worth $ 16 million a year after going three seasons without missing a single game, McCaffrey has played a total of six games. He had 111 ground attempts and 33 catches.
On the one hand, his ankle and shoulder injuries (in 2020) and hamstrings (in 2021) show that paying a lot of money to running backs is risky. On the other hand, injuries prove how smart it was for him to be paid when he did.