Panthers Get Bad News on Christian McCaffrey Injury Update

Max Staley
Christian McCaffrey might miss Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season.
Christian McCaffrey might miss Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season. / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

After a six-game absence, Christian McCaffrey made his triumphant return to the field in Week 9. Right on cue, the superstar tallied 151 yards from scrimmage on 28 touches, scoring 2 touchdowns as well.

Unfortunately, his return might be short-lived. McCaffrey injured his shoulder toward the end of the Week 9 game, and he's now in real danger of missing his team's Week 10 showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This is obviously a devastating blow to the Panthers' offense. The Buccaneers are the league's No. 1 defense in Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics, and they're also No. 3 against the run. McCaffrey would have a much better shot at generating some positive plays than Mike Davis.

Davis, who averaged 86.5 yards from scrimmage per game while starting in place of CMC, should be a solid fill in yet again, but McCaffrey's presence would significantly boost Carolina's offensive ceiling.

Though CMC looks like a long shot to suit up, it'll be crucial for Panthers fans to monitor his status throughout the week.

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