Panthers Fans Holding Collective Breath After McCaffrey Headed for MRI

It was a brutal scene on Thursday night as the Carolina Panthers took on the Houston Texans. Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey went down with a hamstring injury during the second quarter and had to leave the game. The fantasy stud is headed for an MRI on Friday and everyone and their mother is hoping it's nothing serious.

McCaffrey was examined in the tent on the sidelines and then it was determined to be hurting him to much to carry on. His Panthers teammates took care of business as they moved to 3-0 with a 24-9 victory over the Texans.

As for McCaffrey he finished the game with seven carries for 31 yards and had nine receiving yards. He was leading the NFL heading into Week 3 with 324 yards from scrimmage.

If you have a spot to fill on your fantasy team, you may want to put in a heavy claim for rookie back Chuba Hubbard who will be filling in if MAC misses time.

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