Report: James Conner avoided serious ankle injury

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Cardinals running back James Conner wasn’t on the field for the final stages of Sunday’s comeback win against the Raiders, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be out of action for too long.

Conner left the game with an ankle injury, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that it is not considered to be a serious injury. While there’s no word on his availability for this week’s game against the Rams, the report indicates that Conner is not believed to be a long-term absence.

Conner ran seven times for 25 yards and caught two passes for 26 yards before leaving Sunday’s game.

Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin handled the backfield duties after Conner was hurt. Williams had eight carries for 59 yards and a touchdown while Benjamin ran eight times for 31 yards.

1 responses to “Report: James Conner avoided serious ankle injury

  1. Arizonas defensive backfield is loaded with multiple excellent very talented RBs. The Cardinals have a good mix of highly talented backs to where down opposing DLs while they can rotate guys in and out and keep their back’s fresh. And all of AZs backs excels in the passing game to.
    It sounds like Pro Bowl back James Connor will go SUN but behind him RB Darrell Williams @6ft/220 runs with a lot of power himself but is very athletic with more lateral quickness n agility than Connor has and he can double as a receiver. Williams was excellent versus Vegas n I expect we’ll see him get even more touch’s this weekend.
    5”9/215pd RB Eno Benjamin out of ASU (4.47 40/39in vert jump/6.97 3 cone)is a straight up steal for the Cardinals considering he had a high draft grade (6.27) expected to go early n round 3 but AZ landed him late on day 3 and dudes an absolute stud, man’s almost identical to Chase Edmonds in every way except he’s even more talented, AZs been grooming him to take that role as AZs 3rd down back and believe he’s better than Edmonds which is why they let Chase walk considering Eno is much cheaper. Their faith has paid off to because Eno is living up to the expectations dudes a very powerful fast athletic runner who can run with speed or power but more importantly he’s excellent in the pass game. Eno Benjamin has the potential to be an excellent 1000K rushing/500-600YDs receiving for the next 5-6YRs at just 23YR old.
    Those three are AZs top 3 backs but AZ drafted another excellent talented big powerful runner out of USC in 6”1/225pd RB Keontay Ingram . Ingram lost weight and looked like a completely different back at USC looking MUCH faster/quicker n more elusive garnering garnered honorable mention All-Pac-12 notice in 2021, leading the Trojans with 911 rushing yards (156 carries, 5.8 per, five scores) and contributing as a receiver (22-156-7.0) despite being limited to seven starts in 10 games due to a rib injury. Once he got to AZ the Cardinals were stoked they drafted him because he’s been much better than they thought he could be, another power runner with speed (4.51 40) who’s a very slippery route runner n receiver in the pass game.

    Arizonas RB room is loaded and it’s a very hard run game to stop because teams also have to worry about Kyler Murray’s elite rushing ability n they can’t stack the box because if they do KM will sit back n slowly pick your defense apart all day & both of those factors make it a very hard offense to defend against. After last weekends game I think we are going to see Kingsbury lean on the run more to set up the downfield passing game K1 is so dominate at n with the run goinng they can use their RPO n Play Action game to open up the field n get their passing game firing on all cylinders. Until they get all their receiving weapons back in guys like Hopkins, Moore, Wesley, Issabella (Moore n Isabella likely will be back this weekend)They’ll use his legs more than they have in the last year or so as it’ll draw their LBs up out of coverage to contain him opening up the passing game even more creating a lot of problems for the Rams defense this weekend especially with them missing two starting corners.
    Arizonas RB room is loaded with talent and is the best RB corps in the NFCW right now with multiple talented studs at RB. Hawks have 2nd most gifted RB room but with Geno at QB teams will stack the box forcing Geno to beat them with his air which he can’t do making it much harder for their backs to produce. Rams probably have the 3rd best room and the 49ers who usually are loaded at RB are in trouble as they have a bad RB room without Mitchell who’s on IR after they cut Trey Sermon with no one else who excites u on the roster they had to go sign Marlon Mack who was available for a reason n couldn’t even make the Texans roster. SFs interior OL isn’t good struggling to get any push to speak of in the run game so I don’t think their run game will be as good as we’re used to seeing SFs run game be .

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