It may be a “long shot” for Christian McCaffrey to return in time for football on Thursday night, but the returning Panthers were on the field for the first time in five weeks.
McCaffrey did not take an active part in the walk on Monday, wearing a red contactless T-shirt. Coach Matt Rule said Pro Bowler would have to have a full practice on Tuesday and / or Wednesday for the team to consider activating McCaffrey from an injured reserve.
“It’s an opportunity,” said coach Matt Rule through ESPN’s David Newton, when asked if McCaffrey could be ready for the Falcons. “It’s something out of my hands. I hope this happens. “
The team doctors will make the final decision on McCaffrey’s status.
“If you know Christian, he wants to play,” Rule said.
In week 2, McCafrey was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. In the five games that McCaffrey missed, the Panthers scored 3-2.
McCaffrey has 223 yards from the fight and four quick touchdowns in two games.
Mike Davis, who took McCaffrey’s place, has 517 yards from a brawl, with two quick touchdowns and two results.