Schefter says the team is preparing for a multi-week absence for McCaffrey after he was injured last week against the Chiefs.
The star runner for the Panthers just returned from a month-long absence from a high ankle sprain before being injured again in his first game back. There was some optimism he’d be able to return, but the team is being careful with him.
McCaffrey, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2017. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $17.224 million contract when the Panthers signed him to a new four-year, $64 million contract extension that also included his expected fifth-year option.
In 2020, McCaffrey has appeared in three games for the Panthers and rushed 59 times for 225 yards (3.8 YPC) and five touchdowns, adding 17 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown.
We’ll have more on McCaffrey as the news is available.