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Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey misses practice with a foot injury

Christian McCaffrey, Panthers

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey missed practice on Wednesday due to a foot issue, per the team’s injury report.

Not much else is known about the injury, and based on the fact that McCaffrey carried the ball 20 times for 108 yards and a touchdown while catching seven passes last Sunday, it seems like this is precaution more than anything else.

On the season overall, McCaffrey has rushed for 989 yards and 11 touchdowns while averaging 5.3 yards per carry. In addition, he has logged 48 catches for 396 yards and three scores.

Widely considered an MVP candidate in a quarterback-heavy field, McCaffrey has totaled 100 rushing yards in six of his nine games this year and has posted three straight 100-yard performances.

The 23-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Stanford, was originally selected by the Panthers with the eighth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He had a quiet rookie campaign as a rusher, totaling 435 yards and a couple of scores while tallying just 3.7 yards per attempt. However, he showed a whole lot of promise as a receiver, hauling in 80 receptions for 651 yards and five touchdowns.

Then, last season, McCaffrey racked up 1,098 yards while reaching the end zone seven times on the ground, recording a robust five yards per tote. He also snared 107 balls for 867 yards and six touchdowns.

Carolina is coming off of a 24-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 10, a defeat that dropped the club to 5-4 on the year.

The Panthers will now be in desperate need of a win when they host the lowly Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.