Arizona Cardinals: Drew Stanton Has No Ligament Tears


The Arizona Cardinals got decent news on Drew Stanton on Friday morning after his MRI

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton got probably what amounts to good news, per Fox Sports 910’s Mike Jurecki on Friday morning after tests revealed that he did not tear any ligaments against the St. Louis Rams in their 12-6 victory Thursday night.  He did however suffer a sprained ACL and a Grade 2 MCL sprain.  That is what sidelined Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald for two weeks.

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Right now we don’t know what this means for the last two weeks of the season and the playoffs for Stanton.  Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is going to speak to the media at 12:15 this afternoon.

My best guess is that Stanton sits out the last two weeks of the season to get ready for the playoffs.  If they can manage to get a first round bye, that gives Stanton three weeks of rest.  The Cardinals can simplify the playbook for Ryan Lindley until then.  This is just a guess on my part though.  Take none of that to heart.

The best news is though Stanton did not tear anything.  That certainly avoids ruining his offseason and recovery into next season.  I’ll take it.  Of course with the Seattle Seahawks looming at home in nine days, you have concern with Lindley running the offense.  I think what happens at worst though is they get through the last two games using Lindley and then Stanton returns for the playoffs.  You just hope the Cardinals somehow can hang on to the first or second seed.

We’ll be back with more information this afternoon on Stanton and others after Arians speaks to the media.