AP Source: Panthers’ McCaffrey will not play against Buccaneers

Carolina's star running back injured his shoulder in his first game back from a high ankle sprain

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss Sunday's home game against Tampa Bay. (Jeff Roberson / AP Photo)

CHARLOTTE — Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be getting a second medical opinion on his injured right shoulder.

A person familiar with the situation spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not released the details surrounding the injury McCaffrey sustained in the fourth quarter of a 33-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The person would not say what McCaffrey’s original diagnosis was.

McCaffrey did not practice on Wednesday.

The 2019 All-Pro returned to action after missing six games with a high ankle sprain. He carried 18 times for 69 yards and caught 10 passes for 82 yards while scoring two touchdowns against the defending Super Bowl champions before leaving the game on the final drive when he was tackled and landed on his shoulder.

McCaffrey has six touchdowns in the three games he’s played this season, including two in a 31-17 loss to Tampa Bay in Week 2.