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Christian McCaffrey expected to miss 'a few weeks' with hamstring injury: Report

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey will likely miss a few weeks due to an injured hamstring.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Editor's Note: The attached video aired on Sept. 19, following the Panthers' Week 2 victory over New Orleans.

Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to "miss a few weeks" with a hamstring injury he suffered Thursday against the Houston Texans, NFL insider Ian Rapoport said

Rapoport reported the Panthers aren't yet considering putting McCaffrey on the injured reserve at this time. Rookie Chuba Hubbard will step in as the starting tailback until McCaffrey returns. 

A timetable for McCaffrey's return is unclear at this time. He missed 13 games last season due to various injuries. He spent several minutes in the injury tent before walking off the field under his own power. 

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McCaffrey wasn't the only loss for the Panthers Thursday. Rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn broke some bones in his foot and could miss several weeks. Head coach Matt Rhule didn't give any indication about when Horn could return after the game, but Rapoport said Friday he could miss up to three months.

If there's any silver lining, it's that Carolina will have a couple extra days of rest before visiting the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 3. The Panthers are 3-0 for the first time since 2015 when the team finished the regular season 15-1 and went to Super Bowl 50 under Ron Rivera. 

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