Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is looking to make a comeback this Thursday, when his team face the Atlanta Falcons.
He was also in training for his team on Monday.
However, the NFL Network has learned that the Panthers believe it is unrealistic that their athlete will be able to participate in the game against the Georgia club.
McCaffrey had been away from the football fields since September 20, after sustaining a sprained ankle in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After his injury, team medics said he could return to action in four to six weeks.
In two games in 2020, the star running back rushed for 156 rushing yards and crossed the goal line four times.
In the absence of their star player, the Panthers have maintained a record of three wins and two losses. Their 3-4 record places them third in the National League Southern Section, behind the Buccaneers (5-2) and the New Orleans Saints (4-2).