Panthers Running Back Avoids Serious Injury In Week 7 Win

The Carolina Panthers stunned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NFL world with a 21-3 victory in Week 7, just days after trading away both Christian McCaffrey and Robbie Anderson, and they did so on the back of an impressive offensive showing from their young stars. PJ Walker played a solid, mistake free game, and their receivers were all great, but it was the running back duo of Chuba Hubbard and D'Onta Foreman that stole the show, with the two combining for over 200 all purpose yards in the upset victory.

Hubbard could have potentially had more, but left the game with what was seen as an ankle injury, and while some were concerned it could be a major injury, after the game, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter confirmed that it was just a 'minor sprain', with the team saying Hubbard could have gone back in the game if needed.

They played it smart however, and kept him out as the rest of the team cruised to victory, and in the coming weeks, it appears that he'll missed little to no time at all. Despite trading away some fantastic weapons, the Panthers now sit just a game out of first place in the NFC South, and if they can replicate the defensive performance and run game a week from now against Atlanta, there's a very good chance that this team can keep it rolling, even with a murky QB situation.

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