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
Christian McCaffrey led the NFL with 2,392 scrimmage yards in 2019, third-most by any player in NFL history. He became the third player in NFL history to tally over 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in one season.
Christian McCaffrey
Shoulder Out
Russell Okung, a two-time Pro Bowler, was acquired from the Chargers in a trade in the spring of 2020.
Russell Okung
Calf Out
Stephen Weatherly signed with the Panthers as a free agent in 2020 after spending four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. In 2019, Weatherly recorded 24 tackles and tied a career-high 3.0 sacks on the year, while forcing one fumble and adding a career-high nine quarterback hits.
Stephen Weatherly
Finger Out
Played in 16 games with 173 scrimmage yards and one touchdown in 2019 with the Panthers.
Reggie Bonnafon
Ankle Out
Chinn was drafted by the Panthers with the 64th pick in the second round of the 2020 draft. Chinn spent four years at Southern Illinois University, where he totaled 243 career tackles, 13 interceptions, 31 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 1.0 sack. He earned consensus All-American honors at the FCS level as a senior in 2019.
Jeremy Chinn
Knee Questionable
Marquis Haynes played in 11 games and tallied 10 tackles for Carolina in 2019.
Marquis Haynes
Shoulder Questionable
Gross-Matos was drafted by the Panthers in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 38th overall pick. In three years at Penn State, Gross-Matos totaled 111 career tackles, 19.0 sacks, 37.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, earning First-Team All-Big Ten honors as a junior.
Yetur Gross-Matos
Ankle Questionable
Donte Jackson totaled seven interceptions over his first two seasons, tied for second-most among NFL cornerbacks in 2018-19.
Donte Jackson
Toe Questionable
Played two games with Atlanta in 2019 before signing with Carolina in the 2020 preseason.
Austin Larkin
Groin Questionable

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