Christian McCaffrey reimbursed for season with ankle injury
US time Sunday, according to ESPN reporters, the 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 McCaffrey needed more recovery time than expected, and therefore bid farewell to the rest of the 2021 season.
The Panthers currently have a record of 5-7 and have a rest this week. McCaffrey had previously missed 5 games due to a hamstring injury, and missed 13 games last season due to multiple injuries.
Since renewing his 4-year $64 million high-paying contract with the Panthers, McCaffrey has only played 10 of the 33 regular games in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. In the 2019 season, he received and rushed for more than 1,000 yards, becoming the third player in history to complete this achievement. But then he only advanced 1159 yards-667 rushing yards and 492 receiving yards.
The Panthers will let Chuba Hubbard and Ameer Abdullah share the rushing task. Hubbard served as the main running back when McCaffrey was absent, rushing for a total of 329 yards in five games.