While the 2-3 Minnesota Vikings could have each Pro Bowl operating again Dalvin Cook and backup Alexander Mattison within the lineup for Sunday’s matchup towards the 3-2 Carolina Panthers, Carolina might be with out its first-choice ball-carrier as soon as once more.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter and different retailers, Carolina star operating again Christian McCaffrey has been dominated out for Sunday’s showdown due to the hamstring harm he first suffered within the Sept. 23 win over the Houston Texans. The replace is hardly stunning, as McCaffrey was missing through the open portion of Thursday’s apply session, and the Panthers confirmed later within the day he was held out.
Rookie Chuba Hubbard has cemented himself as a strong RB1 in McCaffrey’s place over the previous couple of video games and, in accordance with ESPN stats, leads the workforce with 220 dashing yards on 56 carries. Hubbard has additionally logged 12 catches for 78 yards.
The first-year professional had his finest outing, up to now, in final Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles when he recorded 101 yards on 24 rushes with 5 receptions for 33 yards.
As for McCaffrey, he’ll look to get proper for the Week 7 contest on the lowly New York Giants.