The Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver is making news off the field again on Thursday
Man, when it rains it pours. Arizona Cardinals receiver Christian Kirk found himself in a car accident after leaving the team facility in Tempe on Wednesday.
Thankfully it sounds like Kirk is alright but missed practice Thursday because of the incident, according to abc15.com. The incident took place at the on-ramp at the Loop 101.
The report indicates that Kirk was rear-ended and the woman that hit him took off. No word on whether a suspect has been caught.
It is just another feather on top of the pile of things to go south for the Kirk and the Cardinals so far this season. Kirk has a total of five receptions for 31-yards so far in the first two weeks of the season.
Kirk is also the team’s primary punt returner. He has shown definite promise at the position. He also has the second most receptions for the Cardinals at this point, though that isn’t saying much with the slow progress the offense has made so far under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
The bottom line is first and foremost, Kirk is alright, his injury was listed as a back injury. There is nothing that chaps me more than a hit and run driver. It happens everyday unfortunately.
The misfortunes of the Cardinals players and organization though seem to spill out into real life over the past few months though. Now they need something positive to happen on the field.
Hopefully Kirk will not have any long lasting effects of this incident. He appears to have a hold on the number two receiving spot on the depth chart.
He may also be counted on for more action this Sunday against the Chicago Bears if receiver Larry Fitzgerald is hobbled still. Fitz suffered a minor hamstring pull against the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday.
Coach Steve Wilks indicated that Fitz would be ready to suit up and play on Sunday. That’s good news because right now outside of Fitz and Kirk, not much is happening with the receivers on the field.