Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who registered one of the greatest postseasons of all time in January, gave Cardinals fans everywhere (and fantasy owners like me) a scare Monday night when 49ers safety Dashon Goldson landed on Fitzgerald’s shin, jamming the back of his lower leg against the back of his upper leg.
The All-Pro wideout limped off the field and into the locker room. He later emerged limp-free and returned to the game.
Still, he’ll have an MRI on Tuesday.
“When he hurt his knee, we thought that there was a big scare, it might
be something long-term,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said after the game, per the Associated Press. “But obviously it
was encouraging to see him come back. We’ll get him checked out.”
Fitzgerald, who had his lowest output in two years with two catches for 22 yards, did not speak to the media after the game.
But he did speak to his brother, Marcus, who says that Larry is “OK” and that he’ll practice on Wednesday. (Marcus admirably refrained from calling Kurt Warner an “old ass man,” even though Kurt played like one last night.)
Marcus also uploaded a postgame picture of himself and his big brother, which helps us to finally understand why Larry plays in the NFL and Marcus doesn’t.
Unless Larry was standing on a chair.