CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is out for the season after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, according to the Panthers.
McCaffrey had an MRI Monday morning revealing an injury severe enough to place him on injured reserve.
Due to the time it would take the running back to recover, and because it will be his second time on injured reserve this season, McCaffrey will miss out on the Panthers’ final five regular season games after the bye week.
According to Panther officials, McCaffrey tried to loosen up the ankle during Sunday’s second half, but he finished the game with 35 yards on 10 carries – all in the first half.
After returning from a five-game absence due to a hamstring injury, McCaffrey totaled 421 total yards and a touchdown on 68 touches the past four weeks, officials said. He finishes 2021 with 99 rushes for 442 yards and a touchdown and 37 receptions for 343 yards and a touchdown in seven games.