Panthers Week 6 injury report: RB Christian McCaffrey out vs. Vikings

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Carolina Panthers left tackle Cameron Erving was right. This team isn’t the “Carolina Christian McCaffreys.” That’d be a pretty hard sell considering the fifth-year running back is hardly on the field of late.

As announced by head coach Matt Rhule on Friday, McCaffrey’s strained hamstring will keep him out of Week 6’s contest against the Minnesota Vikings. This will be the third straight game, and 16th out of the last 22, he will be sidelined for.

Here’s the final injury report heading into Sunday:

Injury

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Game status

LB Shaq Thompson

Foot

DNP

DNP

DNP

Out

T Cameron Erving

Neck

Full

FP

FP

RB Christian McCaffrey

Hamstring

Limited

DNP

DNP

Out

CB C.J. Henderson

Shoulder

Limited

LP

FP

Questionable

LB Kamal Martin

Concussion

DNP

DNP

Out

G Deonte Brown

Knee

Questionable

Rhule, however, did state that he wouldn’t consider this latest status for McCaffrey to be a setback.

Thompson, also as expected, will not suit up. This’ll be the second outing he’ll be sitting for due to the plantar fascia injury.

Erving himself will be good to go. He will slot back into the starting left tackle position after his absence in the 21-18 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, giving way to Taylor Moton’s return to the right side.

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