Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey recently sustained a separated shoulder injury in their Week 9 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

He will be ruled out against their Week 10 tilt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but is expected to make a return on the field next week against the Detroit Lions, as per NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport.

The former Stanford product missed significant time after suffering a high ankle sprain in their Week 2 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He failed to suit up in their next six games before coming back in Week 9 against the Chiefs where he tallied 69 rushing yards on 18 carries and a scoring drive.

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Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater led the offense with 310 passing yards on 36-of-49 passes completed and two passing touchdowns while wideout Curtis Samuel added 105 receiving yards on nine touches and a score on the endzone.

Their collective effort was able to give the reigning Super Bowl champions a run for their money but it still wasn’t enough as they narrowly lost on a 33-31 outcome. The Panthers are currently on a four-game losing skid which dropped them to a 3-6 record for the cellar-dwelling spot in the NFC South division.

With their backs against the wall, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule will hope to carry on despite not having their star rusher in Week 9. They will still aim to snag a win and score an upset against the Buccaneers who are also coming off a disappointing loss against another division rival in the New Orleans Saints.