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McCaffrey on track to practice Wednesday

Panthers All-Pro running back will test out hamstring after missing loss to Cowboys
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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey watches play from the sideline against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of a NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers head coach Matt Rhule indicated that running back Christian McCaffrey would be at practice Wednesday as the team prepares to host the Philadelphia Eagles.

McCaffrey suffered a hamstring injury against Houston in Week 3 and missed the Panthers' 36-28 loss at Dallas in Week 4.

In three games this season, McCaffrey has rushed for 201 yards and a touchdown, and caught 16 passes for 163 yards.

"I'm going to get to Wednesday and see," Rhule said. "He's going to come out Wednesday and see exactly where he is, football-wise."

After playing every game his first three seasons, McCaffrey missed 13 games in 2020 due to a series of injuries.

The Athletic's Joe Person reported Monday that linebacker Shaq Thompson will miss some time, but is week-to-week, with a foot injury.

Thompson suffered the injury in Dallas but still managed to play 93% of the defensive snaps.

The 27-year-old has been enjoying his best season as a pro, leading the team with 25 tackles.

Thompson also has an interception and a sack.

The Panthers (3-1) host the Eagles (1-3) on Sunday at 1 p.m.