Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is unlikely to play Sunday vs. the Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Head coach Matt Rhule said Monday he considers McCaffrey to be week-to-week with a shoulder injury.
Prior to that game, McCaffrey hadn't played since Week 2, when he suffered a high ankle sprain vs. the Buccaneers.
The 24-year-old running back has appeared in just three games this season. In his absence, veteran running back Mike Davis has started eight games, most recently rushing for 64 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's Week 11 win vs. the Lions.
On the season, McCaffrey has 225 rushing yards and 149 receiving yards on the season. He's added six total touchdowns.
Last year, he recorded more than 2,300 total yards and 19 total touchdowns.
Check out the latest news and notes from around the NFL:
- Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to practice this week after missing Sunday's game vs. the Lions. (David Newton, ESPN)
- Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's MRI revealed tears in his ACL and MCL as well as other structural issues in his left knee. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)
- Ravens running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Thursday night's game against the Steelers, coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed to reporters on Monday.
- The 49ers have waived linebacker Kiko Alonso after a failed physical designation. (49ers)
- The Seahawks placed tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve. (Seahawks)
- Bills tight end Tommy Sweeney will miss the remainder of the season due to myocarditis, a heart condition that has been linked to COVID-19 infections, head coach Sean McDermott said on Monday.
- Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen avoid ligament damage in a knee injury that he suffered on Sunday, though, he is still expected to miss an extended period of time. (Michael DiRocco, ESPN)