Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson reportedly out 2-3 months

Sep 15, 2017, 00:42
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson reportedly out 2-3 months

He is expected to miss two to three months after undergoing surgery to fix a dislocated wrist, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Under NFL rules, David Johnson would be eligible to come off IR in eight weeks, which coincides with the Cardinals' bye.

Johnson suffered a wrist injury Sunday in the season opener against Detroit that needs surgery, as first reported by ESPN. It looked like the injury initially occurred with six minutes left to go in the third quarter, when he hauled in a 24-yard reception in triple coverage. Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington and Elijhaa Penny made up the running back depth before the roster moves were made.

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The early returns seem positive. Logan on IR. Chris Johnson is an option to re-sign.

Suffice to say, the Cardinals built their attack around Johnson coming into the season, and losing him for such a significant chunk of the campaign will make it hard for them to earn a postseason berth. If the original prognosis is confirmed, the injury is the same as the one that sidelined rookie T.J. Logan in the preseason. Johnson was fundamentally important to Arizona's offense last season.

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Foster signed with the Patriots after going undrafted in 2016. He had 80 receptions for 879 yards and four touchdowns last season. Johnson's workload in 2015 was significantly more substantial, as he had just shy of 200 carries for over 800 yards. Johnson set an National Football League record last season with 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the first 15 games of a season.

We will update this post when official word of Johnson's status comes, but for now it sounds as though the star back will miss significant time this season.

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