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Levi Brown has torn triceps, team awaits MRI results

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The only true victory in the preseason comes if a team emerges from it without serious injury.

With that being the real test, the Cardinals may have suffered a major defeat on Friday night.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the initial diagnosis on left tackle Levi Brown is that he suffered a torn triceps against the Raiders.  An MRI is being conducted Saturday morning to determine the precise severity of the injury.

If, as Adam Caplan reports the team fears, Brown is done for the season, the backup plan at left tackle is D.J. Young.

Yes, that D.J. Young.  The D.J. Young you’ve never heard of.  The D.J. Young who spent the bulk of the 2011 on the practice squad.

The fact that Young wasn’t drafted doesn’t mean he can’t get the job done.  After all, Eagles left tackle Jason Peters wasn’t drafted.

But Young now gets thrust into a tough situation, if Brown will, as feared, miss extended playing time.

Brown was released by the Cardinals in the offseason, due to a crippling cap number on the back end of his rookie deal.  He later re-signed with the Cardinals for five years.

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8 Responses to “Levi Brown has torn triceps, team awaits MRI results”
  1. canetic says: Aug 18, 2012 11:50 AM

    Luckily the Cardinals have a proven veteran at QB that knows how to get the ball out of his hands quickly

  2. bigshirk says: Aug 18, 2012 12:46 PM

    Chad Clifton is still out there man.

  3. radrntn says: Aug 18, 2012 12:47 PM

    People want to rip on Kolb, but lets get real, the o-line wasn’t really helping him, and now it’s going to get worse……..NFC Worse, I mean West.

  4. oldbyrd says: Aug 18, 2012 1:14 PM

    This is lot worse than it appears. I hope Kevin has invested in body armor.

  5. pacodawg says: Aug 18, 2012 1:24 PM

    Kolb will now be a second tier qb. Big loss for Kk .

  6. egreen4590 says: Aug 18, 2012 1:47 PM

    I feel like the Lord is not a fan of Kevin Kolb.

  7. txxxchief says: Aug 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    As if things couldn’t get any worse for Kolb and Skelton, their blind side will now be protected by the backup to the worst left tackle in the NFL.

  8. bubba9er says: Aug 21, 2012 11:24 AM

    Don’t give up on Nate Potter. He slid on draft day a bit, but he is a quiet stud. Just give him a chance. Honestly, it can’t get much worse than what Levi was giving you anyway, right? At least Nate was worthy of being drafted… you won’t know until you let him play.

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