Arizona Cardinals OTA’s: Mission to remain healthy

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 06: David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after a touchdown with D.J. Humphries #74 during their NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 06: David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after a touchdown with D.J. Humphries #74 during their NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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The Arizona Cardinals returned to the practice field on Monday for OTA’s but need to try to play it safe

One day of practice, no major injuries for the Arizona Cardinals.  You think that’s not impressive, go ask the Washington Redskins who lost a star player on Monday.

Heck, go ask the last two teams to wear the Arizona Cardinals uniform.  The 2017 and 2018 teams were riddled with injuries.  It almost seemed like at times the Cardinals had more players injured than not.

The Redskins lost linebacker Reuben Foster for the season due to a torn ACL at the start of team workouts.  Sure, that can happen to anyone but this is the time of the season to work hard but not work dangerously.

Yes, some guys out there are still trying to ensure they make it to at least training camp.  That is understood.  However it sure would be nice to see these guys compete for jobs in August instead of sitting at home wondering what went wrong in May or June.

There’s no good time to lose a player, no matter the caliber of player they are.  Also, injuries are part of this game.  They will happen.

But if players can do everything they humanly can to avoid a major injury, then things are looking up.  For the record Foster’s was apparently a result of landing funny while running.  It was non-contact.

Those are the one’s that leave scary thoughts.  The one’s where a player isn’t doing anything dangerous or going an extra mile when it isn’t needed.

The Cardinals saw one player in tackle D.J. Humphries return on Monday.  He had offseason surgery and has had trouble staying healthy over the last couple of seasons.

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All we can do is hope and pray the injury Gods are nicer to the Cardinals and its fans in 2019.  It’s just one day, one workout but it’s also one day closer towards the players getting down to real business in camp and the regular season.