On Sunday, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will miss the rest of the season due to a left ankle injury.
Although the X-ray results showed that the injury was not serious, subsequent MRIs showed that Christian McCaffrey needed more recovery time than expected, and therefore bid farewell to the rest of the 2021 season.
Carolina Panthers is currently 5-7 and has a bye this week. Christian McCaffrey had previously missed 5 games due to a hamstring injury and 13 games last season due to multiple injuries.
Since renewing a four-year, $64 million high-paying contract with Carolina Panthers, Christian McCaffrey has only played 10 of the 33 regular games in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Christian McCaffrey advanced more than 1,000 yards in receiving and rushing in the 2019 season, becoming the third player in history to complete this achievement. But then Christian McCaffrey only advanced 1159 yards in total-667 yards rushed and 492 yards received.
Carolina Panthers will let Chuba Hubbard and Ameer Abdullah share the rushing task. Chuba Hubbard served as the main running back in the absence of Christian McCaffrey, rushing for a total of 329 yards in five games.