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Rhule hopeful McCaffrey will return vs. Falcons

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey scores ahead of Las Vegas Raiders safety...
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey scores ahead of Las Vegas Raiders safety Johnathan Abram during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)(Brian Blanco | AP)
Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 7:01 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said “it’s a possibility” star running back Christian McCaffrey could return to action Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons.

Rhule said “it’s sort of out of my hands, but I am hopeful we will have him,” adding that the decision is largely up to the team’s training staff.

McCaffrey was back on the practice field Monday wearing a red jersey signifying an injured player and he remains on the team’s injured reserve list for now.

The 2019 All-Pro running back has missed the past five games with a high ankle sprain.

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