Despite Carolina’s offensive struggles in Week 2, Christian McCaffrey saw increased playing time, finishing with 19 touches. He was one of the team’s most effective offensive players. However, the status of the great running back is in doubt leading up to Sunday’s game against the Saints.
McCaffrey, who has been on the injury report every Thursday since November, has only played in 10 games over the past two seasons. The team’s official website reports that the former Pro Bowler was limited at practice due to ankle discomfort but is still expected to play in Week 3 versus the Saints.
No need to worry about Christian McCaffrey 😂
“If I go to take a leak during practice, it’ll end up on the report.”
— Fantasy Life (@MBFantasyLife) September 22, 2022
McCaffrey has had previously extended absences due to ankle and hamstring ailments. The running back’s status for Sunday’s divisional game could be rated as questionable depending on his participation in practice on Friday. In addition, he was included on the injury report before Week 1 after a cleat cut his leg during practice, although he continued to take part in all of the drills.
McCaffrey, on the other hand, doesn’t seem too worried. According to Panthers.com, he added, “I feel terrific” after practice and then joked about his toughness. “At this point in time, I believe that if I were to take a leak during practice, I would be listed on the report.”
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that despite McCaffrey’s injuries, he will play this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. He’s been feeling a bit stiff lately. If the Panthers want their first victory of the season in a few days, he’ll need to up his game even more. The Panthers and the Saints will be taking the field at 1 p.m. ET.