Panthers Have Plan in Place to Keep Christian McCaffrey Healthy
Coach Matt Rhule stated Wednesday that the star running back would be allowed to take Wednesdays off in order to allow him to recover. He doesn’t want to give a number for how many carries McCaffrey should receive each game.
” “I think that whatever the number, somebody’s going be questioning it,” Rhule stated Wednesday.
The sixth-year veteran only played in 10 games during the 2020 and ’21 campaigns, and he sat out for the entire preseason. During Carolina’s season-opener against Cleveland, McCaffrey only recorded 10 rushing attempts for 33 yards and a single touchdown.
Rhule hinted at a recovery plan that featured breaks before the season began. He was talking about Chuba Hubbard, D’Onta Foreman and Rhule indicated that he doesn’t plan to play McCaffrey any less because of them.
“Hopefully, some of the load can be dispersed because we want it to be dispersed, but we’re going to play Christian because we think he can impact the game,” Rhule said, per Panthers.com. “If he gets hurt, we’ll just work to get him back. We’re not going to spend too much time worried about ‘Hey, let’s not get him hurt.’ To me, that’s equivalent to him not being on the field.”
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