CHARLOTTE — Running back Christian McCaffrey has officially been ruled out of Sunday's rematch with the Buccaneers.
McCaffrey, who injured his shoulder late in last week's loss to the Chiefs, missed all three days of practice this week. The good news is the injury isn't considered long-term, and head coach Matt Rhule said he's hopeful McCaffrey can return next week against the Lions.
With McCaffrey out, Mike Davis will get his seventh start of the season.
Running back with Reggie Bonnafon, who was on the reserve list the past five weeks with a high ankle sprain, was also ruled out. So the Panthers will handle running back just like they did in most previous weeks with McCaffrey out: Curtis Samuel, Trenton Cannon and Alex Armah are all candidates to get carries.
Meanwhile, left tackle Russell Okung will miss a third straight game with a calf injury. Dennis Daley started at left tackle last week and could again, though the position could likely see another rotation featuring Greg Little and/or Trent Scott.
Defensive end Stephen Weatherly will also miss Sunday's game with an injured finger, and his absence could linger. Rhule said he expects Weatherly could be out "for a while."
Rookie safety Jeremy Chinn, who missed last week's game with a sore knee, is listed as questionable. But Chinn practiced in full on Friday, so his return looks more likely than not.
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