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Christian McCaffrey suffers late injury in Week 9, could miss Week 10 [UPDATE]

Panthers RB injured late in Week 9 against the Chiefs.

Christian McCaffrey #22 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates with Teddy Bridgewater #5 after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Monday PM update: Matt Rhule confirmed McCaffrey injured his shoulder on the team’s last drive and described him as day-to-day, per Joe Person.

Monday AM update: McCaffrey is getting his shoulder checked out on Monday, but Ian Rapoport is reporting his status for Week 10 “is very much in doubt.”

Christian McCaffrey was forced from the field late in their matchup with the Chiefs with what appears to be a shoulder/collarbone injury, per Panthers beat writer Joe Person. Coach Matt Rhule didn’t speak with the media after the game, so we should learn a little more tomorrow morning. You can see the play here:

At this point there’s not much to go on here, so we’ll need to wait to see if it’s something that could keep him out of a game or not, but the fact that he didn’t go to the locker-room is good.

McCaffrey was great in his return from his ankle injury, as he ran the ball 18 times for 69 yards and a touchdown, while catching 10 passes for 82 yards and another touchdown. It was nice to see McCaffrey back to his old ways. Hopefully this injury proves to be minor, so we can continue watching him do his thing. But, just in case, don’t throw Mike Davis to the wolves just yet.