It was Friday at full speed for the Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey.
As the Panthers look to discreetly reclaim their star, they have implemented a training plan consisting of days off mixed with workouts with no limits.
CMC appreciates this approach as he enters the season looking to avoid the injuries that have plagued him each of his last two seasons.
“I think this weekend is important,” McCaffrey said. “You have to make sure that this weekend you do your best to prepare for the next day. a lot of things with trainers, you do things with strength trainers – strength exercises, flexibility exercises to prepare for the next day. But I feel great.”
McCaffrey played in 48 consecutive games to start his NFL career, culminating in the 2019 All-Pro campaign when he became the second player of all time to reach 1,000 yards in a single season. Since then, CMC has hobbled to the tune of playing in only 10 of a possible 27 games over the last two seasons.
Hamstring and ankle injuries have cut McCaffrey’s 2021 campaign to seven games, and the Panthers’ training plan has been put in place since he returned from an ankle injury.
“I think the plan is really good for him,” head coach Matt Rule said. via the Augusta Stone team website.
Rule has previously stated that McCaffrey is unlikely to train three times in a row after putting on his shin guards. So far, so good.
“Yes, I feel great. Day after day for us,” McCaffrey said, using his clichés as impressively as his opponents’ defense. “We work hard, we recover hard, we meet hard; we just do everything – we do it one day at a time.”
So far, McCaffrey has taken a cautious approach, and the Panthers — and many fantasy football owners — are hoping it pays off with a healthy regular season.
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