Luckily for the Carolina Panthers, Christian McCaffrey isn't done for the season like New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley. However, Carolina already is 0-2 on the season, and that record could get worse over the next few weeks.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, McCaffrey will miss "multiple weeks" with an ankle injury suffered in the Panthers' 31-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Panthers’ RB Christian McCaffrey is expected to be sidelined “multiple weeks” with the ankle injury he suffered Sunday, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2020
The injury occurred during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. McCaffrey was listed as questionable to return but never took the field after he exited. He was seen on the sidelines getting his ankle taped following his second touchdown of the contest earlier in the fourth quarter.
The All-Pro running back finished the game with 59 yards rushing, 29 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Mike Davis took over for McCaffrey for the remainder of the game.
Carolina's schedule doesn't get any easier in the coming weeks with matchups against the Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons. With McCaffrey out, they'll have to rely on Davis and Trenton Cannon at running back.