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Bruce Arians: Tyrann Mathieu appears to have torn ACL


The Cardinals got a win over the Rams on Sunday, but it looks like their promising rookie safety has seen his season come to a premature end.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said after the team’s 30-10 victory that safety Tyrann Mathieu “appears” to have torn the ACL in his left knee during the game. It’s a bad blow for a team still trying to fight their way into a Wild Card spot, an effort that suffered another blow on Sunday when the 49ers beat the Seahawks.

Mathieu was injured while returning a free kick that followed a Cardinals safety in the third quarter of the game. Mathieu tried to leave the field under his own power, but he wasn’t able to make it to the sideline and wound up needing a cart to help him to the back.

He’ll presumably have an MRI on Monday so doctors can confirm their suspicions, but Mathieu isn’t waiting to start coping with the bad news. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that one of the other Cardinals said Mathieu was bawling in the locker room after getting the initial diagnosis from doctors.

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18 Responses to “Bruce Arians: Tyrann Mathieu appears to have torn ACL”
  1. nfl4days says: Dec 8, 2013 8:12 PM

    That really sucks. I hope he gets better and continues to prove everyone wrong.

  2. eaglesfan036 says: Dec 8, 2013 8:12 PM

    Never want to see that happen to anyone. Especially someone like Mathieu who seems to have turned his life around and become a good football player.

  3. jpaq68 says: Dec 8, 2013 8:15 PM

    Honey Boo-Boo indeed.

  4. thepftpoet says: Dec 8, 2013 8:16 PM

    Condolences of a Vikings fan.

    I’m cheering for you to take out the Seahawks.

    I honestly believe the Cardinals are the best team in the NFC West.

    This defense is great.

    Backed by a solid offense with a top WR Core.

  5. peterjohnjoseph says: Dec 8, 2013 8:21 PM

    Imagine being this kid, doing everything asked of you to get a second chance, and this happens when his team has playoff hopes? I’d be balling too.

  6. boogymanoflamancha says: Dec 8, 2013 8:23 PM

    Don’t like to see any players get injured, hope he comes back full speed.

  7. pboy415 says: Dec 8, 2013 8:26 PM

    Damn Bro…sorry to hear that, big fan of yours…from a Niner fan

  8. 1pwrightt says: Dec 8, 2013 8:53 PM

    He’s overcome so much in his life I have faith he will overcome this and be back as good if not better.

  9. fordmandalay says: Dec 8, 2013 8:53 PM

    Never, ever let an important player return kicks.

  10. boyshole25 says: Dec 8, 2013 8:58 PM

    Love this kid. Get well soon

  11. butchvapor says: Dec 8, 2013 9:07 PM

    This kid set his mind to starting in the NFL, and he did it. There’s no doubt Tyrann will rehab as hard as he can and get back on the field.

    I’m not sure what shape he’s in, but I think it might be time to bring Kerry Rhodes back to the NFL, and in a Cardinals’ uniform. Yes, I know, there’s that other thing. But this team is fighting for something, and if he can contribute, call him! He’s 31, and played well last year.

  12. seahawkfan4evr says: Dec 8, 2013 9:17 PM

    Boy that sucks he was playing really well but he should bounce back good luck

  13. oldcat157 says: Dec 8, 2013 9:26 PM

    100% guaranteed the he’s smoking again after his season is officially over. Can’t be tested if injured.

  14. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 8, 2013 10:17 PM

    100% guaranteed the he’s smoking again after his season is officially over. Can’t be tested if injured.

    This very well may be true, but if players keep getting tested when they’re out of the league I highly doubt being injured makes you exempt.

  15. alloutblitz644 says: Dec 8, 2013 11:52 PM

    Hoping for a quick and fully recovery for him. He seems to have gotten his life in order, and grown as a person. Bright future ahead for him.

  16. stoptrippn says: Dec 9, 2013 12:35 AM

    Get well. Make a big comeback

  17. filmex2000 says: Dec 9, 2013 1:21 AM

    fordmandalay says: “Never, ever let an important player return kicks.”

    Totally agree. I don’t get this insistence of putting your valuable position players back to field kicks. If you can’t afford to lose that player for the season, he shouldn’t be back there.

    Some teams have special teams players who do nothing but return kicks. Good idea.

    Ever since Tom Coughlin put Jason Sehorn back to return a punt in a pre-season game, I haven’t understood the thinking.

    Hate to see Tyrann lost like that.

    Sehorn tore up his knee, was lost for the season, and was never the same player again. It’s not worth it. They have a greater chance of being injured than running one back for a TD.

  18. gdawg5034 says: Dec 9, 2013 6:58 AM

    I certainly hope the HONEY BADGER can recover quickly and that it is not as serious as it appears!! My prayers are with you, so far he has proven the naysayers wrong. Who Dat says he can’t be a great talent in the NFL!

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