Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey Out For Remainder Of Season

The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that running back Christian McCaffrey is out for the season after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's loss at Miami.

The team said an MRI Monday morning revealed an injury severe enough to place him on injured reserve.

"Because of the time it would take to recover, and because it will be his second time on injured reserve this season, the news means McCaffrey will miss out on the Panthers' final five regular season games after the bye week," the team said in a statement.

McCaffrey suffered a hamstring strain in Week 3 against the Houston Texans but was listed as week-to-week. He was placed on IR in Week 6 and made his return to practice earlier this month.

He appeared in just three games last season before suffering injuries to his ankle, shoulder and quadriceps.

The 25-year-old totaled 421 total yards and a touchdown on 68 touches the past four weeks after returning from the five-game absence. He finishes this season with 99 rushes for 442 yards and a touchdown and 37 receptions for 343 yards and a touchdown in seven games.

The Panthers (5-7) have a bye in Week 13 before facing the Atlanta Falcons (5-6) in Week 14.

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