Sep 19, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA;  Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) comes on to the field before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

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Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) avoids IR

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will not go on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, but rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn is headed there with a broken right foot.

Coach Matt Rhule updated the players’ injuries Monday, saying McCaffrey has a chance to return in less than three weeks while Horn needs surgery and his injury is potentially season-ending.

Both injuries occurred last Thursday as the Panthers improved to 3-0 with a 24-9 victory over the host Houston Texans.

McCaffrey, 25, has 52 carries for 201 yards and a touchdown to go along with 16 receptions for 163 yards in three games this season.

Horn, 21, has tallied five tackles and one interception in three games since being selected with the eighth overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft out of South Carolina. He was the first defensive player taken in the draft.

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