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McCaffrey misses Panthers practice, not expected to play Sunday

The star running back is now dealing with a quad injury.
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Christian McCaffrey Pregame Week 9

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A day after experiencing an issue with his quadriceps, star Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey missed practice on Thursday.

Head coach Matt Rhule told the media he does not expect McCaffrey to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos but will continue to monitor his health.

McCaffrey tweaked his quad during the team's bye week, according to Rhule, and it flared up Wednesday, limiting him in practice.

McCaffrey has played in just three of the Panther's 12 games this season but has scored six touchdowns.

After suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 2 at Tampa Bay, McCaffrey was placed on injured reserve, missing six-straight games.

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He returned Nov. 8 at Kansas City, but injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter, forcing him to miss three more games.

In 2019, McCaffrey became just the third player in NFL history to have 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.