It was unlikely he was going to play anyway. It always seemed like the team’s plan was to save their star until after the team’s bye week in Week 13. He should be back for the team’s final four games against the Broncos, Packers, Washington Football Team and Saints.
Nov 27 · 6:59 PM EST
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 12. McCaffrey is probably going to miss this game, especially with the team's bye looming in Week 13. He should be good to go for Week 14 and the fantasy playoffs, for those teams that made the postseason without him.
Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey is questionable for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to Joe Person of The Athletic.
The Vikings are vulnerable to the run...and pass...and well, everything. It is unclear if he would resume a full workload or split work with Mike Davis. Regardless, CMC's return makes the Panthers offense that much more potent.
This practice report needs to be taken with a grain of salt, as it was made abundantly clear that McCaffrey was in a red non-contact jersey on Wednesday, but he still received a limited tag. McCaffrey is expected to miss Week 12, but if he makes major strides overnight, he does have a plausible, however unlikely, chance to be cleared for this weekend's contest against the Minnesota Vikings. Mike Davis, the presumed starter for this weekend, is our 11th ranked running back for Week 12.