CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY

2/7/22, 1:37 AM

Updated:

INJURY RISK

2022:

Long-Term:

2/5

2/5

Christian McCaffrey has had some bad injury luck over the past 2 years. Most recently, 2021 was derailed by a hamstring and an ankle. Thankfully, neither has any lingering durability concerns attached to it. The previous year was a similar story - ankle and shoulder sprains + a glute strain. These injuries do happen more than we’d want them to, but don’t cause any identifiable long-term detriment to the player. From the SportsMedAnalytics side, we see no reason to downgrade CMC based on injury history. Remember that RBs miss the most games each year due to injury, with even the most durable averaging ~2 per season. Be deep at this position no matter who you draft up front.

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