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.