The Cardinals aren’t afraid to make changes during their bye week and they are going to have a different starting outside linebacker when they return to action.
It’s not a decision made by choice, however. O’Brien Schofield hurt his ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Packers and the linebacker took to Twitter on Monday night to reveal that the injury will bring his season to an early end.
I'm out for the season. I'm sorry Cardinal fans. But I will be back and stronger then ever. This yr was just a preview of why is to Come.—
O'Brien (@Ob_Scho) November 06, 2012
Schofield had four sacks in the first nine games of the season. Like many of the Cardinals, Schofield’s play slipped a bit in the last few weeks but he was looking like a viable starter in his first year in that role for the Cardinals. Schofield has dealt with injuries throughout his career, including a torn ACL that cost him time during his rookie season in 2010.
Quentin Groves replaced Schofield on Sunday and he’s the likeliest choice to take Schofield’s spot in the lineup when the Cardinals return in Atlanta on Nov. 18.