It was announced on Thanksgiving Day that Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald may have contracted the coronavirus
Throughout the years, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been one of the club’s most-reliable employees. Since he was drafted back in 2004, the veteran pass-catcher has been forced to sit out just six games. Now, thanks to an announcement that was made on Thanksgiving Day, the 37-year old Fitzgerald could be in danger of missing a seventh.
It’s been revealed that Arizona’s future Hall of Famer has tested positive for the coronavirus. The news comes just two days after another member of the squad, safety Deionte Thompson, was diagnosed with COVID-19. Unless it’s determined that Fitzgerald received a false positive, the Cards will have to do without the legend when they visit the New England Patriots this weekend.
Fitzgerald, in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, was actually asked about what it’s been like going through the season with the pandemic affecting the NFL. “If you would’ve told me in June that we’d still be rolling as a league in week 11 or 12, I would’ve told you that it’s probably 50-50 with everything that’s going on,” said Fitzgerald. “We know a lot of Americans have suffered over the past few months, and our thoughts and prayers are with them as a team and an organization.
It’s been six years since Fitzgerald has had to watch a Cardinals contest from the sidelines. Back in 2014, a sprained MCL knocked the former number-one draft pick out of the team’s lineup. Before that, one would have to go back to 2007 to find another matchup that Fitzgerald had been absent for.
Without Fitzgerald, the Arizona passing game will need to lean on their other wideouts to pick up the slack. It’s a group that includes DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella, Trent Sherfield and KeeSean Johnson. We here at Raisingzona.com wish Fitzgerald a safe and speedy recovery.