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Veteran NFL Star Running Back Absent From Thursday's Practice

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A veteran NFL star running back missed a second straight practice with an injury this Thursday afternoon. That player is Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers. 

McCaffrey was absent from Wednesday's practice. He's reportedly dealing with a thigh injury. However, no one knows how severe the injury is. 

Unfortunately, the injury is apparently bad enough for McCaffrey to miss a second straight practice. The veteran is missing from Thursday's practice. 

An unfortunate development for the Panthers and apparent setback for McCaffrey. His status for Sunday's game is unclear. 

"So far no sign of Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, who did not practice Wednesday with a quad injury. Stay tuned," said David Newton.

"Still no sign of CMC …," Newton adds. 

This would be a devastating impact on this Carolina Panthers team. Hopefully this is just something minor and Christian McCaffrey can play this weekend. 

The Panthers, meanwhile, got their first win of the season last week. They beat the Saints 22-14 last Sunday. 

Carolina will try and keep the momentum going this weekend vs. the Arizona Cardinals.