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David Johnson Suffers Sprained Wrist

12 September, 2017, 00:22 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson walks off the field with medical staff for X-rays during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit Sunday Sept. 10 2017

Running back David Johnson suffered a sprained wrist that will keep him out at least a few weeks and could extend into half the season or more.

Last season Johnson totaled 1,239 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns.

Behind Johnson, the Cardinals have the trio of Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington and Elihjaa Penny.

Before getting injured Sunday, Johnson was on his way to having a nice game.

While Arizona's pass protection held up adequately through most of the first quarter of three offensive possessions, it struggled to open holes for running back David Johnson.


If the 25-year-old Johnson goes on injured reserve, he would be required to miss eight weeks.

Up to that point in the game there hadn't been too much to write home about Johnson's performance. The next and final time Johnson touched the ball, he fumbled at the Cardinals' 10-yard line.

From a fantasy football perspective, fantasy owners should be preparing for the worst.

Once Arians finds out the official diagnosis of Johnson's injury, he'll address the depth at running back, saying he has "all the confidence" in the running backs on the roster. If Veldheer moves, Wetzel could move to right tackle as well.

As far the game goes, Arians blamed the loss on his best players.

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