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Larry Fitzgerald’s dad says his son’s “going to be okay”

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Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion while trying to field an onside kick in the final minute of regulation of Sunday’s overtime victory over the Titans, leading coach Bruce Arians to say that the team will have to “wait and see” how the receiver progresses this week.

It’s early, but the initial signs are good. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. sent out a tweet on Monday saying that his son is “going to be okay” and that he “feels good” less than a day after suffering the injury.

The elder Fitzgerald also said that his son passed concussion tests, but he’ll have to pass more of them this week in order to get the green light to play in Seattle next weekend. While it is a bit premature to feel totally confident that Fitzgerald, it’s certainly more encouraging news to pass along than some of the alternatives.

The Cardinals hold the tiebreaker over the Panthers after beating them early this season, but they’ll need a lot of outside help for that to matter. Wininng out would be their best approach under any circumstance, a task that is easier said than done with that trip to Seattle fast approaching. It would be a lot more difficult if Fitzgerald isn’t able to be in the lineup.

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9 Responses to “Larry Fitzgerald’s dad says his son’s “going to be okay””
  1. thepftpoet says: Dec 16, 2013 1:53 PM

    Larry Fitzgerald is a class act and one of my favorite players to ever play.

    He should be a Minnesota Viking.

    He was a ball boy for the Vikes when he was a kid, and even admitted that he was still a Vikings fan.

  2. dioalice says: Dec 16, 2013 2:01 PM

    Cards could still get final wildcard even if they lose at Seattle. Of course, they’d need to beat SF @Arizona in week 17. They would also need the Panthers to lose their final two (vs. Saints and @Atlanta).

    Stranger things have happened.

  3. ninersareyesterdaysnews says: Dec 16, 2013 2:03 PM

    Best to keep him from the massacre that is coming this week in Seattle. 58-0 last year up there and for some weird reason I’m thinking it could happen again. Seriously, it could happen again.

  4. meatcarroll says: Dec 16, 2013 2:08 PM

    Man I hope he sits out. Can you imagine the severe brain that could be caused from 2 concussions in back to back weeks? Horrible.

  5. trollhammer20 says: Dec 16, 2013 2:39 PM

    Good to know the NFL doesn’t need to pay doctors for concussion tests when there are concerned parents ready to make on-the-spot diagnostics.

  6. telldatruth says: Dec 16, 2013 2:43 PM

    Fitz was so inconsistent this year. Cost me a chance at a fantasy championship. Knew I should have went with WR Wright (Tennessee).

  7. turfrage says: Dec 16, 2013 3:05 PM

    Totally inappropriate for a parent to be tweeting medical diagnosis when real testing can’t be done til next day. Team needs to nip that in the bud.

  8. granadafan says: Dec 16, 2013 3:24 PM

    Classy guy, unlike a certain #88 in Dallas. Fitz deserves to be on a better team.

  9. joewilliesshnoz says: Dec 16, 2013 4:13 PM

    Why risk any injury to this guy at all ? Fitzgerald should not be on the field for that kick.

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