Arizona Cardinals: More bad news for offensive line
The Arizona Cardinals got results back from a couple of injuries suffered on Monday night
Take this Arizona Cardinals news with a grain of salt. While news returned on Tuesday night on a couple of offensive linemen injured on Monday night, it could have been worse.
Guard Alex Boone got the worst of it. He is going to miss 3-4 weeks with a pectoral injury. From the tone Cardinals coach Bruce Arians took on Tuesday, it sounded like this particular news won’t come a surprise.
It is a huge disappointment though it Mike Iupati still isn’t well enough to play this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. However the hope is Iupati will be ready to go.
Also injured was left tackle John Wetzel. The news was a little better on him Tuesday evening. He is listed as day to day.
While construed as good news, any injury to an already depleted and poor performing offensive line can’t be considered that good. The Cardinals gave up six sacks to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night in their 28-17 loss.
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Left tackle D.J. Humphries could also return this Sunday. He has missed the last two games after being injured early in their week one matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Although Humphries was already ruled out this past Saturday prior to the Cowboys game, he was seen on the field working out in pregame warmups Monday night. That’s a good sign he’s close to returning.
Right now, the Cardinals need help on the line from wherever they can get it. The performance on Monday night was sub standard to say the least. Quarterback Carson Palmer may not last the season with continued poor play like from what we saw on Monday.
We’ll keep an eye out on Wetzel to see if he practices at all this week. Don’t be surprised to see rookie Will Holden get some extended practice time this week or even more playing time this Sunday.