Arizona Cardinals injury update for August 4th: Perimeter players get bit by the injury bug

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The injury bug has hit the Arizona Cardinals early this year.

After Marquise Brown came off the PUP list, many Arizona Cardinals fans breathed a sigh of relief. But, unfortunately, they weren’t allowed to breathe for very long, as a rash of new injuries occurred today. Injuries will always be a part of the game, and it’s about how much depth you have and the timing of the injuries that can change your season.

Zach Ertz, Antoine Wesley, Trey McBride, and Marco Wilson all had issues arise today. Hopefully, these are just little nagging injuries that will heal quickly, especially at the tight end position. In some good news, Maxx Williams was activated off the PUP list.

Video of Wesley’s injury surfaced on Twitter by former Locked on Cardinals host Bo Brack.

So with these injuries flaring up out of nowhere, it will be interesting to see what choice Kliff Kingsbury makes when it comes to their playing time in the preseason. Ertz is a veteran who may get to sit the entire thing out, but for the rest of those three on that list, missing time could be detrimental to their development.

Arizona Cardinals should be calling veterans to come in for camp

Everyone knows what “camp bodies” are. And now is the time for Steve Keim to call up a few of them and get them into the roster battle. One of the most pressing needs all offseason has been the cornerback room and its lack of depth.

The Cardinals were hoping for Marco Wilson to develop, but this injury could stop that from happening. All it takes is one of these players to go down, and suddenly, the secondary regresses negatively.

On top of that, if Wesley is seriously hurt (after seeing the video above), another wide receiver must be signed. It’s clear that Cardinals fans are out of patience with Andy Isabella. Meanwhile, Greg Dortch is having a good camp.

Here’s to a speedy recovery and less uncertainty for the Arizona Cardinals.

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