John Brown to miss time at Cardinals camp with quad injury

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On Thursday, a review of Cardinals practice appeared on the team’s website and it mentioned wide receiver John Brown looking like he was “past his health concerns” after a 2016 season that was plagued with them.

Those concerns caught up with the speedy wideout, however. Coach Bruce Arians said on Friday, via the Arizona Republic, that Brown will miss a couple of days and perhaps up to a week of practice time because of a strained quad.

Were it not for those health concerns from the 2016 season, Brown’s absence might not merit much attention, but he dealt with soft tissue injuries throughout the year and had hamstring issues during spring work. Brown also had a cyst on his spine and worked to figure out the best way to deal with a sickle cell trait in his blood that doctors felt contributed to some of his other injuries.

The Cardinals feel that the issues related to the sickle cell trait are under control, but it looks like calling Brown out of the woods on any other front is premature.

Wide receiver Aaron Dobson is also out for Arizona after hurting his hamstring, which will leave the Cardinals down a pair of receivers for the near future.

2 responses to “John Brown to miss time at Cardinals camp with quad injury

  1. This article is trying to make a big deal out of nothing….

    John Brown slightly strained his quad muscle yesterday, and to be safe he is going to miss a couple days. Its no big deal at all, especially considering how good he looks on the field now that he is fully 100% healthy, he has never flashed the kind of speed he now has before in his time as a Cardinal, and his route running is very polished & is catching everything thrown his way, Even Peterson was having a hard time with JB. Now fully healthy, John Brown is primed for a massive season especially with his targets going way up, he will have no problem putting up 90-100 receptions for 1200+YDs this season.

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