Panthers strolling lower back Christian McCaffrey overlooked the the rest of his team’s sport towards the Texans in Houston on Thursday night time after struggling a hamstring harm in the first half.
McCaffrey suffered the harm early in the 2nd quarter; he seemed to harm himself whilst trying to step round Texans linebacker Joe Thomas. He entered Carolina’s clinical tent later in the quarter and did no longer return to the game.
The Panthers earlier than halftime that McCaffrey was once out for the night. Coach Matt Rhule said after the recreation that McCaffrey suffered a hamstring pressure and will have an MRI exam.
McCaffrey, who is in his fifth season in the NFL, entered the sport with forty five rushes for one hundred seventy yards and a touchdown. He additionally had recorded 14 receptions for 154 receiving yards. He delivered to these totals Thursday with seven rushes for 31 yards and two receptions for 9 yards.
Rookie jogging again Chuba Hubbard changed McCaffrey as the Panthers’ lead back. Hubbard completed with eleven incorporates for fifty two yards and three receptions for 27 yards. Carolina gained 24-9 to enhance to 3-0 for the season.
McCaffrey ignored thirteen video games closing season due to an assortment of injuries. He suffered a proper high-ankle sprain for the duration of the Panthers’ Week two loss to the Buccaneers, inflicting him to omit six games.
McCaffrey has now not performed a full season seeing that 2019, when he recorded a career-best 1,387 dashing yards with 15 touchdowns and 1,005 receiving yards with 4 touchdowns.