The Arizona Cardinals injury report on Thursday was once again lengthy heading into week five
We know all about the Arizona Cardinals and their week after week of injuries. It appears after seeing the injury report from Thursday’s practice, they aren’t getting much healthier.
Missing from practice again on Thursday was left tackle D.J. Humphries. He has been out since leaving early in week one. If he doesn’t practice on Friday, expect him to miss his fourth straight game.
Also not practicing on Thursday was defensive end Robert Nkemdiche. He was ruled out of last Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. If he fails to practice on Friday, he will miss the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Even though they were the only two players that were listed as not practicing, the Cardinals also have six players limited on Thursday. Guard Alex Boone, who was said to possibly miss three to four weeks, was limited, meaning maybe there is a chance he plays?
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Receivers John Brown and J.J. Nelson, linebackers Josh Bynes and Karlos Dansby, and defensive tackle Josh Mauro all were listed as limited on Thursday. Hopefully all will be healthy enough to suit up on Sunday.
The Eagles aren’t without health issues of their own. They listed three players as not practicing on Thursday. They include defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, cornerback Ronald Darby, and running back Wendell Smallwood.
The Cardinals could really use Humphries on Sunday with the way the offensive line has played. However it seems Alex Boone has a better shot of playing. His addition would certainly help.
We can only hope that if either one of them play it is because they are ready. You don’t want to do more harm by bringing them back too early only because of the performances of the line to date.