Week 10 Friday Injury Report: Christian McCaffrey officially ruled out for Bucs rematch

Christian McCaffrey injury report

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.

You can check out the entire injury report by clicking here or looking below:

Carolina Panthers
Table - Injury report
Player Injury Game status
After accumulating the third-most scrimmage yards (2,392) in NFL history in 2019, McCaffrey battled multiple injuries and only played in three games in 2020.
Christian McCaffrey
Shoulder Out
Bonnafon played in two games for Carolina in 2020 before suffering an ankle injury and not returning to the active roster.
Reggie Bonnafon
Ankle Out
Earning PFWA All-Rookie honors in 2020, Jeremy Chinn became the fifth NFL player and first rookie with at least 100 tackles, two defensive touchdowns, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one tackle for loss in a season since 2000.
Jeremy Chinn
Knee Questionable
Haynes played in 15 games in 2020, ranking third on the team with 4.0 sacks while tying for the team lead with two fumble recoveries.
Marquis Haynes
Shoulder Questionable
After being selected in the second round of the 2020 Draft, Gross-Matos battled injuries to play in 12 games, starting seven, with 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks in his rookie season.
Yetur Gross-Matos
Ankle Questionable
Jackson has made 10 interceptions in his first three seasons, ranking fourth among NFL cornerbacks since 2018.
Donte Jackson
Toe Questionable
Larkin played in nine games in his first season in Carolina in 2020 after coming from Atlanta in 2019.
Austin Larkin
Groin Questionable

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