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Tyrann Mathieu suffers torn ACL and LCL

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You didn’t need to see Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu go down to know it was bad.

Tests have confirmed it’s perhaps worse than it looked.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Mathieu tore both the ACL and the LCL in yesterday’s ugly collision.

Tearing multiple ligaments complicates any recovery, so it might not be as simple as assuming he’ll be well when the Cardinals start back next summer.

Mathieu was blossoming into a playmaker for the Cardinals, justifying the third-round draft pick, as be could play safety and cover slot receivers.

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27 Responses to “Tyrann Mathieu suffers torn ACL and LCL”
  1. cbrown386 says: Dec 9, 2013 11:57 AM

    I really hope he keeps his head straight off of the field. I enjoyed following this kid and seeing him turn his life around. I hope he has a clean and healthy recovery.

  2. beardinals says: Dec 9, 2013 12:00 PM

    UGH!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. jtumen88 says: Dec 9, 2013 12:00 PM

    As we’re now seeing with the likes of Tyrann Mathieu and Vontaze Burfict, character concerns are NOT concern. Speedy recovery to you Tyrann

  4. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 9, 2013 12:03 PM

    Now is going to be a real test of this kid’s character. Being laid up gives one idle time. I hope he’s got PP in his ear off the field, too. Really want this kid to succeed. He’s got exciting talent and a nose for the ball.

  5. nfl4days says: Dec 9, 2013 12:04 PM

    Wish him a speedy recovery.

  6. h3min1230 says: Dec 9, 2013 12:12 PM

    haha thats too bad.

  7. doubleogator says: Dec 9, 2013 12:13 PM

    One heck of a football player, stay focused man….

  8. goldrush36 says: Dec 9, 2013 12:15 PM

    Hope he is able to keep his nose clean while he’s on the shelf

  9. beeygin823 says: Dec 9, 2013 12:17 PM

    Cardinals are done, this now puts the nail in the coffin

  10. sagce says: Dec 9, 2013 12:36 PM

    saw it live and when he was fighting to go down and then it turned into a dog pile, he had no chance – smallest guy in the pile and was twisted like a pretzel – what was he doing in a 2 point punt return team? that is the craziest play in football – you get two points and you get rewarded with 10 crazy maniacs running to chop your head off and you put a 5′ 8″ 185 lb guy back there who is a safety/cover corner that you stole in the 3rd round?

  11. ravenswhat says: Dec 9, 2013 12:39 PM

    As we’re now seeing with the likes of Tyrann Mathieu and Vontaze Burfict, character concerns are NOT concern. Speedy recovery to you Tyrann

    Ahernandez also had character concerns. No worries though, right?

  12. oaktown49er says: Dec 9, 2013 12:44 PM

    Too bad, I like to see this guy play. He’ll be back.
    -Niner fan

  13. horsepedlr says: Dec 9, 2013 12:53 PM

    i think he has seen the light and will stay focused and clean. best wishes for a speedy (hopefully ) recovery

  14. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 9, 2013 1:13 PM

    Best wishes for a quick and full recovery.

    As a fan of a team now in double-digits of guys on IR, I hate seeing anybody go down. I’m not sure I’d hold out for sympathy from NE fans, though, since no team ever suffers as greatly as they do.

  15. sweetnlow44 says: Dec 9, 2013 1:23 PM

    Wow, that’s too bad, he’s a great ball player. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

    -Seahawks fan

  16. stoptrippn says: Dec 9, 2013 1:25 PM

    Time to go after Taylor Mays in free agency. Also, his teammate Michael Johnson. Take a look into Jimmy graham

  17. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 9, 2013 1:26 PM

    He’s really young so he’ll probably recover fine.

  18. geauxlsu001 says: Dec 9, 2013 1:36 PM

    Wishing the Honey Badger a full and speedy recovery. He has really stepped up to the plate being in the NFL and I am glad that the Arizona Cardinals took a chance on him. All of the LSU faithful are pulling for you, Tyrann!!

  19. ravanator says: Dec 9, 2013 1:36 PM

    As the leader of Ravens Nation, I take this time to laugh at the Cardinals franchise.

    #joemontanaflacco
    #ravensownthenfl

  20. mattbarkley123 says: Dec 9, 2013 1:59 PM

    ouch eh.. he sucks anyways. lsu nation stand pround

  21. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 9, 2013 2:00 PM

    He will never recover. This is why we didn’t draft him. As the world turns.

  22. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 9, 2013 2:09 PM

    Honey Badgers love Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycodone, and Roxanol.

  23. godofwine330 says: Dec 9, 2013 2:56 PM

    Hella unfortunate. He was on his way to being a great player. I wanted the Browns to draft him but we took Leon McFadden who was called for PI in the Patriots game yesterday. He would have been nice in Cleveland as either a crner or a FS.

  24. whereyaat says: Dec 9, 2013 3:18 PM

    That’s unfortunate, he was a key cog in the Cardinals machine that has put up a better record than the Steelers and Ravens, despite playing in a far tougher division.

  25. jdphx says: Dec 9, 2013 3:54 PM

    Fortunately, bong hits require NO standing…

  26. frellmedead7 says: Dec 9, 2013 6:24 PM

    Hopefully he stays away from trouble while he is away from football. Maybe he should give Adrian Pederson a call.

  27. brianskrocki says: Dec 10, 2013 12:08 PM

    I have been pleasantly surprised with his on field performance and a lack of off the field headlines. Best of luck kid. Hope you heal quickly and remain focused on football.

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