Panthers injury updates: RB Christian McCaffrey feels ‘good’

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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey let it be known that he isn’t a big fan of Thursday night games. And why would he be?

On (this) Thursday, the star rusher told reporters that he feels “good” and there’s a chance he’s able to play in Week 5 against against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also told them those primetime games on short rest aren’t exactly optimal.

“I don’t prefer Thursday night games,” McCaffrey said. “You go through a lot in a football game. You really get two days to recover, and then one of those days is a travel day. So you get two days to recover, you hop on a plane, you’re in a hotel, you go out and play in a football game. That’s just really tough.”

McCaffrey, who strained his hamstring in one of those games two weeks ago, was limited in practice today, as noted on the injury report.

Injury

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Game status

LB Shaq Thompson

Foot

DNP

DNP

T Cameron Erving

Neck

DNP

DNP

RB Christian McCaffrey

Hamstring

Limited

Limited

DE Yetur Gross-Matos

Ankle

Full

Full

G John Miller

Shoulder

Full

Full

OLB Haason Reddick

Neck

Full

Full

C Matt Paradis

Illness

DNP

Thompson, who has been diagnosed with a plantar fascia strain, was out again and is very likely headed towards an inactive ruling for Sunday.

Erving did not participate as well. Head coach Matt Rhule said on Wednesday that either rookie Brady Christensen or Trent Scott will start at left tackle if Erving is unable to go.

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