CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY

7/20/21, 3:27 AM

Updated:

INJURY RISK

2021:

Long-Term:

2/5

2/5

Bottom Line:

McCaffrey is as safe as any RB in the NFL with respect to injury profile. He missed most of last year with a high ankle sprain and AC joint (shoulder) sprain, but both of these injuries have healed fully by now without any residual impact. Look for him to return to his elite dual-threat status.

Major Injuries:

2020 - high ankle sprain, AC joint (shoulder) sprain
2019 - back, knee, and foot strains/sprains landed him on injury reports but he didn’t miss any games
2016 - hip injury - 1 game (groin muscle strain)

Games Played:
2017: 16/16
2018: 16/16
2019: 16/16
2020: 3/16

Performance:

McCaffrey should bounce back fully from his both the ankle and shoulder injuries that bothered him last year

Durability:

Low overall durability concerns here. RB is an injury-prone position, but high ankle sprain, AC joint sprains, and various prior strains and sprains aren’t expected to have long-term effects that cause shortened careers.

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