Cardinals rule out Mike Iupati, list Justin Pugh as questionable

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The Cardinals will be facing a team that’s allowed 593 rushing yards over the last two weeks, so they may have an opportunity to get David Johnson on track.

That will have to happen without an offensive line operating at full strength, however. The Cardinals handed in their final injury report for the week on Wednesday and three of the five players are interior linemen.

Left guard Mike Iupati has been ruled out with a back injury while right guard Justin Pugh is questionable after breaking his hand in last week’s loss to the Vikings. Interior reserve Jeremy Vujnovich, who played 27 snaps last week, has also been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Daniel Munyer and John Wetzel also saw time in reserve last week and both could be called on at points on Thursday.

The Cardinals also ruled out safety Tre Boston with shoulder and rib injuries. Cornerback Jamar Taylor is listed as questionable with a back injury.

7 responses to “Cardinals rule out Mike Iupati, list Justin Pugh as questionable

  1. The head coach of both teams is on a real hot seat right now. Whoever loses this game, that seat is going to be scalding.

  2. I think the Mike Iupati is kind of a blessing in disguise. Iupati just has not been good all year. With Iupati out Arizona will move Justin Pugh back to LG where he is much better as that’s his natural position allowing AZ to have it’s to most athletic linemen Humphries/Pugh on the left side. At RG Arizona will start 6″7-330 T/G John Wetzel who’s very good at both RG/RT, and Wetzel gets a lot of push in the run game and paired with Andre Smith at RT Arizona will have it’s two best run blockers on that right side. That configuration should be much much better in the run game.

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