Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) to miss multiple weeks

It's not the worst case scenario for the Carolina Panthers, but it is still very much a gut punch. On a Sunday that saw top talent around the league lost to injury -- several of them being major in nature -- running back Christian McCaffrey joined the list when he was knocked out of the Week 2 contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an ankle injury. Those wondering if the All-Pro will be available for Week 3 need wonder no more, with unpleasant news arriving on Monday. McCaffrey is expected to miss multiple weeks with the injury, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, which makes him a candidate to land on injured reserve.

Related players: Mike Davis, Trenton Cannon

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Davis and Cannon are expected to take over the workload for McCaffrey. Davis even stood out in the passing game after McCaffrey exited so he'll likely be a popular pickup this week on the wires. The story said another option for the Panthers could be free agent Devonta Freeman, but the Pro Bowler's price might suddenly be going up following an injury-ravaged NFL weekend. Freeman was said to be visiting the Giants after the loss of Saquon Barkley. Either way, Davis is a must-add.

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