Lyle Sendlein out for rest of season


The bad news keeps on coming for the Cardinals offense.

The Cardinals confirmed a report from Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic that center Lyle Sendlein will miss the rest of the season with a torn MCL in his left knee. Sendlein suffered the injury early in Sunday’s loss to the Rams, but remained in the game the entire way.

Sendlein may not be the best center in the league but he’s better than any of the alternatives on an already thin and ineffective Cardinals line. It looks likely that that rookie Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback again this week and the Cardinals have rookies at both tackle spots, making it all the tougher not to have an experienced guy helping set up the blocking assignments.

Rich Ohrnberger is the likely replacement for Sendlein, although right guard Adam Snyder has also played some center in his career.