The Panthers announced they have placed RB Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve.
— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) September 23, 2020
McCaffrey is dealing with a high ankle sprain and will be out at least three weeks minimum as he recovers. Carolina filled the open roster spot by moving OL Chris Reed off the COVID-19 list.
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 two games for the Panthers and rushed 41 times for 156 yards (3.8 YPC) and four touchdowns, adding seven receptions for 67 yards.
We’ll have more on McCaffrey as the news is available.