In Week 9, Christian McCaffrey returned from a high ankle sprain to lead the Panthers’ near-upset of the Chiefs, but unfortunately, he did not make it out of the game unscathed. McCaffrey sustained a new shoulder injury toward the end of the game, making his outlook murky. Aaron Jones and Michael Thomas were also able to return from multi-week absences, with mixed results, while Ezekiel Elliott powered through a hamstring injury that clearly limited his effectiveness.
This week, we’ll be monitoring the statuses of Chris Carson (foot), Kenyan Drake (ankle) and Calvin Ridley (foot), all of whom were inactive in Week 10, and we’ll also track Nick Chubb’s status as he works his way back from a sprained MCL.
As always, be sure to check back throughout the week as this page is updated with the latest news.
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Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder): After missing six games due to a high ankle sprain, McCaffrey returned to action in Week 9, racking up 151 total yards with two touchdowns. Unfortunately, he suffered a shoulder injury on the final drive of the Panthers’ loss to the Chiefs that puts his Week 10 status in doubt. Head coach Matt Rhule called CMC “day to day” on Monday, adding that he would have more information on Wednesday when the team resumes practice.
Bears RB David Montgomery (concussion): Montgomery has entered the concussion protocol after being knocked out of Sunday’s loss to the Titans. With Tarik Cohen (knee) already lost for the year, Chicago is very thin at running back, with Cordarrelle Patterson, Ryan Nall, and Artavis Pierce filling out the depth behind Montgomery on the active roster. If Montgomery is unable to clear the concussion protocol by Sunday, the team would likely elevate Lamar Miller from its practice squad and utilize a committee approach in the backfield.
Texans RB David Johnson (concussion): Johnson finds himself in a similar position to Montgomery after he sustained a concussion early in the first quarter on Sunday. After Johnson left the game, Duke Johnson operated as the Texans’ workhorse out of the backfield, carrying the ball 16 times for 41 yards and a touchdown. The only other Houston player to record a rushing attempt was quarterback Deshaun Watson. Expect Duke to carry a similarly heavy workload in Week 10 against the Browns if David is inactive.
Browns RB Nick Chubb (knee): Speaking of the Browns, it looks like Chubb has a chance to return in Week 10 after the team designated him for return from the injured reserve on Monday. That gives Cleveland 21 days to activate Chubb to the active roster, and he was back at practice on Monday. Because Chubb is not yet on the active roster, Cleveland is not required to report on his practice participation. He should be considered questionable for now until more is known about his Week 10 status.
Washington QB Kyle Allen (ankle): Allen was carted off the field after suffering a gruesome ankle injury early in the first half against the Giants. Today, it was announced that Allen will miss the remainder of the season with a dislocated ankle. After Allen left the game, Alex Smith filled in under center for Washington, throwing for 325 yards and a touchdown, but he was also picked off three times. Smith should be considered the favorite to start moving forward, but Dwayne Haskins — who was inactive yesterday — could also factor into the equation.