The Cardinals will be without one of their top defensive players for the next month or so.
Arizona coach Bruce Arians confirmed today that defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has a shoulder injury that will cause him to miss three to six weeks.
Mathieu has started all eight games for the Cardinals this year but was hurt in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers.
The 3-4-1 Cardinals are on their bye this week, and Arians said the team is so beaten up that he’s not going to have them do any practices this week, hoping they can recover and get healthy for a second-half playoff run. Doing that without Mathieu on the field for three to six weeks will be tough.