Reports point to David Johnson missing time with wrist injury

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Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said on Monday morning that no conclusions have been drawn about the outlook for running back David Johnson after Johnson injured his wrist in Sunday’s loss to the Lions, but a pair of reports on Monday suggest he’ll miss some time as a result.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Johnson is meeting with specialists and that surgery is a possibility, although nothing has been decided at this point. Schefter adds that a decision is expected in the next 24-48 hours.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Johnson is “expected to miss an extended period” and that he could be a candidate for injured reserve, which would keep him out for at least eight weeks.

There’s no shortage of blanks to fill in there, but it seems like the Cardinals will have to at least consider other backfield options. Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington are on the roster and Chris Johnson could also figure back into the mix if the Cardinals opt to look outside the organization.

10 responses to “Reports point to David Johnson missing time with wrist injury

  1. Good kid,bad luck! Get well soon. Freak wrist injuries for the Cards. It’s the 2nd RB that’s went down with a dislocated wrist! 1st one TJ Logan is out 8 weeks so I suspect the same for David Johnson.

  2. If this is going to be Larry Fitzgerald’s last season, the Cardinals should do right by him and trade him to a contending team. The Cards will not be the same without Johnson, so could mean losses. Fitzgerald at least deserves a chance to be on a contender.

  3. jackedupboonie says:

    September 11, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Seahawks will give you Lacy and a 7th Rd pick….just to take him and his remaining weigh in bonuses off our hands.
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    I don’t think you’re going to have to worry about paying off his weigh in bonuses much longer.

  4. Deangelo Williams might still have a gallon in the tank. He’s better than the other backs on their depth chart. Running game is the key to the Cardinals’ postseason hopes, so if they don’t pick up a free agent to replace DJ you know they have no aspirations after the regular season.

  5. “Seahawks will give you Lacy and a 7th Rd pick….just to take him and his remaining weigh in bonuses off our hands.”

    Sorry, don’t think the Cards could take on all that weight 😉

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