Calais Campbell hopes to play this week

AP

Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell suffered a scary looking injury late in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher, although fears that it was as bad as it looked subsided with the news that Campbell was able to fly home on Sunday night.

Campbell was at work with the rest of the Cardinals on Monday as they started their abbreviated week of preparation for Thursday’s game against the Seahawks and said that he was feeling well a day after the injury. Well enough, in fact, that he’s hoping to be on the field in Week Seven despite the quick turnaround.

“I’m just very hopeful right now,” Campbell said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “It was a scary moment for a second. Everything feels really good now.”

Campbell was also asked about some 49ers fans trying to start the wave while he was down on the turf, an activity that drew criticism from 49ers CEO Jed York and 49ers players on the field who tried to get the fans to stop while Campbell was being attended to. Campbell said he was unaware of anything going on in the stands until he was being wheeled off and heard cheers, which he said he appreciated.

20 responses to “Calais Campbell hopes to play this week

  1. Niner fan here. Glad to hear CC’s fine. Always thought he and Darnell Dockett were / are beasts on the Arizona D-line.

  2. assuredmutualdestruction says:
    Oct 14, 2013 5:13 PM
    I’m hoping to see some improvement from Seattle this week. It won’t be 58-0 again, but they should beat the hapless Cards by double digits still.

    LOL your funny I’ll give you that, I’m more worried bout next week V the Falcons than the overrated Shehawks.

    Oh and Sheattle be ready to see the best CB in the NFL dominate your week ass Offence!
    Your lucky winning is about to end!
    Worst 5-1 team in the NFL!

  3. Campbell’s comments regarding the SF crowd reaction were far more gracious than many in that crowd deserved. SF, Oakland and LA are getting a real reputation for their sports crowds. What happened to the mellow West Coast??

  4. Good thing he is going to be ok, no one ever wants to see a player get carted off the field in a stretcher.

    But I’m glad even he is putting to rest the sham sensationalized story that the entire stadium was doing the wave. It was a small group of fans, in one section behind the Niner bench that tried to get it going and failed.

    When Calais was leaving the field the ENTIRE stadium gave him a standing ovation and cheered for him.

  5. 49ers fans weren’t doing the wave to cheer injury, they were doing it to stay engaged in the game once it started back up. The multiple rounds of cheers (which were loud enough the broadcast team even gave the fans explicit props) when Campbell showed thumbs up are pretty conclusive proof of that.

    Those fans present might not have displayed the ideal level of grave concern, but there was no ill intent and clearly everyone in the stadium was relieved he wasn’t hurt worse. It was a mistake, and I don’t see anything blameworthy in that. Lesson learned.

  6. 3 of the top 10 defenses reside in the NFC West. Cards and Rams are the worst there and are 3-3, only because they have to play other NFC West teams. Amazing how that division turned things around in a matter of years.

  7. whoisgregtoler says:Oct 14, 2013 5:32 PM

    assuredmutualdestruction says:
    Oct 14, 2013 5:13 PM
    I’m hoping to see some improvement from Seattle this week. It won’t be 58-0 again, but they should beat the hapless Cards by double digits still.

    LOL your funny I’ll give you that, I’m more worried bout next week V the Falcons than the overrated Shehawks.

    Oh and Sheattle be ready to see the best CB in the NFL dominate your week ass Offence!
    Your lucky winning is about to end!
    Worst 5-1 team in the NFL!
    ——————————————————

    I live in Phoenix my friend. I’ll be at the game Thursday night. I can’t wait to clown you fools. Palmer will be running for his damn life and will throw AT LEAST 2 picks. Fitzgerald’s old geriatric a$$ might cough up a game losing fumble or two as well. Lmao at the joke of a franchise out here.

  8. As a Niner fan, much respect to tough division opponents like Calais/Fitz/(SJax still belongs here). I don’t think there was any ill intent with “the wave”. It started prior to the announcer advising everyone to an injury. And it died down as soon as it was apparent there was an injury. When he gave the thumbs up, EVERYONE in red was cheering. Hope he gets better soon.

  9. Cards didn’t get “out-physicalled” in the game until the D was asked to be out there too much because of offensive mistakes. Moral Victory (Jerruh)? Maybe. But not good enough.

  10. Seattle’s “lucky” winning streak?

    Yes, so “lucky” to outgain the Titans 404-230 and hold their offense to two field goals.

    How “lucky” to have the kicker being tested for a concussion so the backup holder could pull the worst field goal play fiasco since Garo Yeprenian in SB VII and gift the Titans seven points.

    Lucky, lucky, lucky….

  11. Seattle will have a chance to win Thursday if their trainer can remember to bring enough PED’s.

    Have you noticed that while the other team appears tired near the end of a game, the PED Hawks look like they haven’t even started playing yet?

    Wonder what could cause them to have endless energy? Maybe the same reason that they can’t even sit still on the bench?

  12. “Seattle will have a chance to win Thursday if their trainer can remember to bring enough PED’s.”

    Yes, that’s right. Of course everyone knows that once you test positive, the league stops testing you.

    Idiot.

  13. Campbell is a handful to deal with. I really like watching him play and I know outside of AZ Dockett gets attention but Campbell is the force on that line.

    Whiner fans doing the wave when he was down an injury waiting for a stretcher. Embarrassing your players and owner called you out. Classless

  14. Oh, a PED joke, very clever. Did I hear a Shehawk comment too? Boy you boy, Cardinal fans are about as funny as they are original. But, the most laughable thing I’ve read on hear has to be a Cardinal fan calling the Seahawk offense weak. Oh, come on man.

    I actually had to scroll up and check the web page I was on, just to make sure I didn’t accidently click on a link to The Onion. Clearly, I thought, I must have been on a satirical site. Albiet, not a very clever one.

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