Christian McCaffrey Out at Least Three Games With High Ankle Sprain

Christian McCaffrey, the star running back for the Carolina Panthers, has been placed on Injured Reserve with a high ankle sprain. The way IR works in the NFL this year, that means McCaffrey is out for at least three games.

It goes without saying that this is a rough blow for the Panthers, who as it is are already 0-2 under first-year NFL head coach Matt Rhule.

Only one other running back has a carry for the Panthers this season, and that's Mike Davis, who has just one. Davis does have eight catches this season; he split last season between the Panthers and Bears, and totaled 13 carries for 27 yards.

The Panthers next three opponents: @Chargers, Cardinals, @Falcons.

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Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.