Arizona Cardinals Tight End Troy Niklas Has Ankle Sprain


Arizona Cardinals Tight End Troy Niklas injured his ankle Sunday and is now doubtful for the Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals Troy Niklas has had a tough first season in the NFL.  After missing three games in October due to injury, Niklas once again finds himself doubtful for his next game due to a high ankle sprain.

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Troy Niklas, drafted in the second-round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Cardinals, was picked for his blocking skills.  He does have three receptions for 38 yards this season.  Now he is doubtful to play against the Seattle Seahawks next week in Seattle per Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who shared that information this afternoon in his Monday press conference.

If you break it down even further, it has been a rough year for the rookie tight end.  It makes you wonder about his durability going forward in his career.

That doesn’t sound like a player who is expecting a long NFL career.  That sounds more like a guy who has a very short shelf life in the NFL.  It is disappointing to lose a good blocker like Niklas given the Cardinals are headed to one of the toughest places to play in the NFL and playing with your backup quarterback in Drew Stanton for the rest of the season.

The injury most likely means we could see Darren Fells active on Sunday against the Seahawks.  The long term prognosis is not known at this time.