Christian McCaffrey Injury Return Timeline Revealed

Christian McCaffrey's injury return timeline has been revealed.
Christian McCaffrey's injury return timeline has been revealed. / Bob Levey/Getty Images

Carolina Panthers fans are surely enjoying the team's 3-0 start to the season, but they are also patiently awaiting the return of Christian McCaffrey.

The Pro Bowl running back is working to come back from a hamstring injury suffered in Week 3 and his injury timeline has now been revealed.

Panthers News

McCaffrey is obviously out for Week 4, but he did make the trip to Dallas with the team. That is a good sign given he was able to go through his stretching routine and be around his teammates. According to reports, McCaffrey is expected to return sometime within the next two weeks.

Avoiding a stint on the injured reserve is huge for McCaffrey because it means the team is planning for him to be back sooner rather than later. The 25-year-old plays a substantial role on this offense, leading the team in yards from scrimmage (364) and ranking second in receptions (16).

Hamstring injuries have a high risk of being a recurrent issue, which means it is smart of Carolina not to rush McCaffrey back into action. Keep in mind that he also missed 13 games last season due to a number of ailments. The Panthers do not want him to miss extended time once again.

All things considered, this is about the best news fans could be hoping for. It won't be too long until McCaffrey is back on the field breaking tackles and juking out defenders. For now, the Panthers will focus on beating the Cowboys this week. They are slated as 4.5-point underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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