Arizona Cardinals: Quarterback Coach Freddie Kitchens Resting at Home


Nov 13, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens along the sidelines during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Freddie Kitchens has had a frightening week, but luckily for him and the Arizona Cardinals, everything will be alright.

According to, Kitchens has been released from the hospital and is at his house resting. He was released from the hospital Monday, and he’s going to be fine. The article states that Kitchens had a defect in his aorta, which is a part of the heart that takes oxygenated blood throughout the body. The injury could have been fatal.

Kitchens is extremely grateful to be alive, and he knows that he’s lucky. Expect Kitchens, who will likely return sometime during training camp, to be on the sidelines for Week 1.

The Cardinals medical staff did a great job handling this case, and Kitchens is alive as a result. Now, the Cardinals are just hoping that he can return soon.