Many of you are wondering if Christian McCaffrey’s injury history will be a setback for the panthers’ RB. Looking at what happened yesterday night in the second quarter of the Panthers’ Week 3 game against the Houston Texans.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was ordered out of Thursday night’s game after he got a hamstring injury.
Christian McCaffrey’s injury could repeat discussions of McCaffrey’s workload that his running back had 59 touches through two games in 2021, which was on pace to break the single-season record, especially considering this is a 17-game regular season as opposed to 16.
Let’s take a look at McCaffrey’s injury history:
Oct. 8, 2016: Undisclosed injury against Washington State (while McCaffrey was at Stanford); that same year, he opted to not play in a bowl game to prepare for the 2017 NFL draft.
2020 Week 2: High ankle sprain vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
2020 Week 9: Shoulder sprain vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.
2020 Week 13: Thigh injury while training on his own during the Panthers’ bye week.
2021 Week 2: Cramps (only missed one series) against the New Orleans Saints.
2021 Week 3: Hamstring against the Houston Texans.
A replay confirmed his pull-up as he ran for a two-yard gain with 12:13 left before halftime.
McCaffrey immediately went to the team’s medical tent to be looked at by a trainer. He did not emerge from the tent for 22 minutes before heading back to the locker room.
He’s the best running threat and one of their best-receiving threats but so far he has missed 13 games in the last season after suffering from an AC joint injury, a high-ankle sprain, and a quad injury. This has made him the topic of discussion ever since then.