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Cardinals practicing without C A.Q. Shipley after core muscle surgery

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Linebacker Deone Bucannon is not the only member of the Cardinals recovering from surgery while the rest of the team goes through Organized Team Activities.

Coach Bruce Arians said on Thursday that center A.Q. Shipley had core muscle surgery. Shipley was injured in a game against the Seahawks last season and the issue lingered long enough into the offseason that the decision was made to have an operation.

The expectation is that Shipley, who played almost every snap on offense last season, will be ready for training camp this summer.

Darren Urban of the team’s website reports Cole Toner has been working at center with Shipley on the sideline.

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6 Responses to “Cardinals practicing without C A.Q. Shipley after core muscle surgery”
  1. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 1, 2017 3:33 PM

    Did anyone else read the headline and ask themselves who C. A. Q. Shipley is and why he has so many initials?

  2. cardsfann1 says: Jun 1, 2017 3:48 PM


  3. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 1, 2017 4:09 PM

    Just wondering.

  4. shooter28 says: Jun 1, 2017 10:41 PM

    Shipley who is a very good above average Center who has been overlooked earlier his career just because he has short arms, but every time he has played he did nothing but produce.
    As a starter last year Shipley was a Beast, ranking as the 6th best run blocking Center and 12th of 37 overall via Pro Football Focus.
    His injury isn’t taking to training camp to heal either, its almost healed up and will be by next week. It was an extremely minor surgery.
    Arizona is going to have an Excellent top 10 O-Line with everyone back fully health this next year.

  5. mbara33 says: Jun 2, 2017 2:07 AM

    Yeah, or be 8-8 again

  6. Ananda says: Jun 2, 2017 2:32 PM

    Kind of an interesting blessing in disguise… The Cardinals get Ship tuned up physically speaking before the season, and back-ups get extra practice and refinements to take over if the need arises.

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