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Arians: Fitzgerald expected to play against Seahawks


The availability of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald for this week’s key divisional matchup with the Seattle Seahawks has been a bit of a question mark since Fitzgerald suffered a concussion in the late stages of the Cardinals victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Fitzgerald was knocked out of the game after taking a blow attempting to recover an onside kick late in regulation.

However, all signs look positive for Fitzgerald to be able to play this week. Fitzgerald said he’d already passed initial stages of the concussion protocol on Monday. Head coach Bruce Arians is also optimistic on Fitzgerald’s status.

During an interview with Alex Marvez and Keith Bulluck on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Arians said that he expects Fitzgerald to be able to play in Seattle on Sunday.

“He’ll be fine I think by the game time,” Arians said.

Fitzgerald won’t practice on Wednesday and still has to make it through the remainder of the concussion protocol to be cleared to play.

It’s a critical game for the Cardinals’ playoff hopes. Arizona likely needs to win both their remaining games against the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers to find a way into the postseason. Having Fitzgerald available will be a major boost to the Cardinals chances of an upset win in Seattle.

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11 Responses to “Arians: Fitzgerald expected to play against Seahawks”
  1. realitycheckbaby says: Dec 17, 2013 11:01 PM

    Love you Fitz but don’t chance playing before you’re healed.

  2. Canyonero says: Dec 17, 2013 11:10 PM

    If by “major boost” you mean “There’s no way they win without Fitz” then yes I think we all agree

  3. fitzfan25 says: Dec 17, 2013 11:11 PM

    Then the defense better step it up. I was very happy to see Cason in place of the Honey Badger not only get a pick 6 but also a game sealing INT in overtime. But my point is if your going to let Fitzpatrick rip you up for 30+ points, just wait until you try to hold down Wilson. Pat Pete did not look like himself against the Titans.

  4. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 17, 2013 11:17 PM

    CB Richard Sherman is licking his chops!

  5. amazingguy101 says: Dec 17, 2013 11:17 PM

    Why wouldn’t he play??

  6. nagaswan says: Dec 17, 2013 11:29 PM

    He will be fine until he gets hit. This isn’t a contact sport is it? oh…

  7. seahawk77 says: Dec 17, 2013 11:48 PM

    Speedy recovery Fitz! Tis gonna be LOUD!!!

  8. hawkfanbutnotadouche says: Dec 18, 2013 1:06 AM

    Great matchup between Sherman and Fitzgerald. We’ll see how the backups can handle Michael Floyd on the other side too. Should be a great battle in the passing game.

  9. chawk12thman says: Dec 18, 2013 1:36 AM

    Hope he is okay and good to go this Sunday. Want the best for him and want the team at full strength when they play the Hawks. This will be a fun weekend.

    Go Hawks!

  10. beastmode5150 says: Dec 18, 2013 12:47 PM

    Sherman respects a few WR’s and Fitzgerald is a guy the ALWAYS talks glowingly about. As a hawks fan, i respect the HELL out of Fitz and would love to have him on the Hawks, he is a class act. That being said, the Hawks will win this game by 14+ points.

  11. kkalama1 says: Dec 18, 2013 2:24 PM

    Im a Seahawks fan but have respect for Fitzgerald. He respects the game & could have absolutely laid OUT Sherman when he legally blinsided him when Sherman was going for a tackle and Larry turning to help block just respectfully sat him down lol. Watch the replay.. he could have punished him like Golden Tate did to Sean Lee. Btw cards are doing good but will get beat this Sunday. They aren’t the team to beat RW for the first time at home

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