Stanford’s star running back Christian McCaffrey left Saturday’s 42-16 loss to Washington State with an injury and didn’t return to the game.
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Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw said Sunday that an update on McCaffrey’s playing status would come this week, per David Lombardi of ESPN.com.
“McCaffrey did get banged up,” Shaw said. “But there was no reason to put him in late in the game. We just left him out. We’ll see how he is during the course of the week.”
It remains unclear what injury McCaffrey is suffering from, however.
Bryan Fischer of College Football Talk wrote: “He went to the locker room in the second half with what some described as an apparent hip injury and didn’t return to action but did stand on the sideline with his helmet on.”
Lombardi also noted that McCaffrey jogged back to the field without a limp after going to the locker room in the second half and “stretched and jogged in place on the Stanford sideline.”
McCaffrey, a junior, has once again been solid for Stanford, accumulating 674 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in five games this season. While he isn’t on pace to replicate last year’s 2,019 rushing yards, he’s the team’s most dangerous offensive weapon, and his loss would be a major blow for a team that is already trying to recover from two straight blowout losses.
If McCaffrey is forced to miss time, Bryce Love would step into the starter’s role at running back. Love has rushed for 108 yards on 21 carries this season.
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