Carolina Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey likely out ‘multiple weeks’ with ankle injury, source says

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to be sidelined “multiple weeks” with the ankle injury he suffered Sunday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

He suffered the injury with 13:30 remaining in their 31-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He had 19 rushes for 59 yards and two touchdowns and four catches before the injury, which occurred during a 7-yard touchdown run. He walked off the field with a limp after the touchdown and did not return.

The Panthers made McCaffrey the NFL’s highest-paid running back during the offseason with a four-year, $64 million extension.

McCaffrey is coming off a 2019 season in which he became the third player in NFL history to have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season.

ESPN’s David Newton contributed to this report.

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