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Panthers' win costly as McCaffrey, Horn leave hurt
Sep 23, 2021 | ESPN
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HOUSTON -- Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey left Thursday night's game against the Texans with a strained hamstring, and Carolina later lost first-round pick Jaycee Horn to a broken foot.

The injuries, confirmed by coach Matt Rhule, soured a night that saw the Panthers beat the Texans 24-9 to move to 3-0 for just the fifth time in team history.

Rhule said the team doesn't know the severity of McCaffrey's injury. The star running back will undergo additional tests.

He was hurt making a run to the left on first-and-10 from the Texans' 14-yard line in the second quarter. He did what appeared to be a stutter step to avoid the defender and went immediately to the sideline after a 2-yard gain.

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