Panthers Star Running Back Christian McCaffrey Nearing Return

McCaffrey Has Missed The Last Six Games With A High Ankle Sprain. WCCB Charlotte's Kelli Bartik Has The Latest On CMC's Return.

After a few extra days off to rest, recover and re-focus, the Panthers head into the second half of the season with good news.

They’re hoping to have their best player off of the sideline and back in a uniform in time for Sunday’s road game against the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Christian McCaffrey has missed the last six games with the high ankle sprain he suffered in the Panthers week two loss at Tampa Bay.

Carolina’s All-Pro running back returned to the practice field last week after he was designated to return from injured reserve.

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is optimistic and hopeful that McCaffrey will be cleared to play by Sunday.