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Larry Fitzgerald on hamstring: You just go out and play ball

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians revealed that he’s not a fan of Thursday night games because he thinks they put too much of a burden on the bodies of veteran players.

One key Cardinals veteran would probably be happy with a few more days to prepare for the Seahawks. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was bothered by a hamstring injury all of last week before playing against the 49ers and now he’s got a quick turnaround before a date with Seattle cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner.

Fitzgerald felt well enough to pick up 117 yards and a touchdown on six catches against the 49ers, although he also had a key fumble in the second half that helped sink Arizona’s shot at a victory.¬†Fitzgerald has been limited in practice on Monday and Tuesday and will likely be limited on Wednesday as well, but said that there’s no concern about coming back to play on the injury so soon after Sunday’s game.

“I’m fine,” Fitzgerald said, via the team’s website. “It’s a division game against the division leaders. You don’t make excuses. You just go out and play ball.”

Defensive end Calais Campbell, tight end Rob Housler and linebackers Karlos Dansby and John Abraham were also limited in practice for the Cardinals.

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7 Responses to “Larry Fitzgerald on hamstring: You just go out and play ball”
  1. ccjcsr says: Oct 16, 2013 7:41 AM

    Forward this to Miles Austin stat!

  2. pencilmonkeymagic says: Oct 16, 2013 8:22 AM

    Not a Cards fan, but surely this is one guy fans of all 32 teams can respect?

    He just gets on with his game. No complaints (even when Max Hall was QB) no drama, no diva moments – just game. He brings it every week, regardless of whether he gets one catch or 15.

    Class act.

  3. hjworton46 says: Oct 16, 2013 8:57 AM

    Should be remembered when he’s done as an all time great, his stats don’t begin to tell of his true quality.

  4. pepperdowns says: Oct 16, 2013 9:03 AM

    NFL rookie symposium should teach 10%…. don’t squander yo money and 90% Fitzgerald 101

  5. jeffbye says: Oct 16, 2013 2:28 PM

    Can’t help but admire Fitz as a player and a person. He’s the main reason I never underestimate Arizona when we play them, although I’m damn happy we have Richard Sherman to cover.

  6. kuranda84 says: Oct 16, 2013 3:13 PM

    Dude’s a stud. Wish we had him on the Seahawks roster.

  7. dkfd3s says: Oct 17, 2013 4:21 AM

    I agree with many sentiments here, Fitz is the man and we need more like him. He & Andre Johnson are cut from the same cloth, and neither have the crazy stats to back up just how impressive they are as players. All football fans should appreciate these two while they’re still in the game.

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