As the Carolina Panthers roll through their training camp, this team prepares for the 2021 NFL season with hopes of improving upon back-to-back 5-11 finishes.
Carolina hasn't made the playoffs since 2017 and knows that the return of a healthy Christian McCaffrey will go a long way in that process. However, the Panthers must also keep the rest of their core playmakers healthy, including leading wide receiver Robby Anderson.
There's some levels of concern in Carolina camp after Anderson missed he second straight day of practice on Thursday with a hamstring issue.
Robby Anderson Injury Update
According to reports, Anderson initially injured his hamstring during joint practices with the Indianapolis Colts last week. Carolina has only released that this injury is "minor" but that doesn't stop fans from noticing him absence at practice this week.
It's understandable, given the importance of the sixth-year NFL veteran to Carolina's offense. In 2020, Anderson led all Carolina pass-catchers with 136 targets and 95 receptions, while adding 1,096 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns.
D.J. Moore may be the younger and more talented playmaker on Carolina's WR depth chart, but Anderson was an important target. He's also played two seasons with new quarterback Sam Darnold during their time with the New York Jets.
Anderson's injury is something to monitor for Panthers fans, especially given the importance of lower-body health for playmakers in the NFL. Currently, Carolina owns -370 odds to make the playoffs on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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