Arizona Cardinals: Ifeyani Momah out with injury


Arizona Cardinals tight end Ifeyani Momah had a great training camp leading up to the regular season

Here we go.  Yes, the Arizona Cardinals lost defensive end Corey Peters in the preseason for the year, however things had started to look up for the Cardinals injury wise getting some players back.  Now the 2015 regular season injury cycle has officially started and in a big way.

Tight end Ifeyani Momah, who had a phenomenal preseason and training camp and earned the starting spot coming into the regular season, has now been lost for the season with a torn meniscus.  He is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday.

This is a tough way to start the season and certainly not news you want to hear from anyone.  For Momah though he really showed something this offseason coming out of the veteran free agent camp this past March and then making the 53-man roster as a starter.

Momah had supplanted the injured Jermaine Gresham as the starter going into the season.  Of course it didn’t hurt that Gresham missed most of camp.  Ironically, Gresham returned to the field and practiced in full on Wednesday, a great sign for him and the team.

In Momah’s place, the Cardinals have reportedly signed tight end Joseph Fauria.  Fauria played for the Detroit Lions for the past two seasons.

The reaction though on Twitter on Wednesday night was one of surprise and sadness amongst Cardinals fans.  How can you not feel for Momah?  He worked so hard to get to where is he at this point.

It does suck for him.  Unfortunately that is football.  Now he likely heads off to the injured reserve.  Hopefully he will come back stronger than ever.  For now, the Cardinals move on and hopefully Fauria can help in some way.  Here’s hoping for a quick but smart recovery for Momah.