Injuries continue to decimate the Arizona Cardinals.
The Arizona Cardinals are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad season in regards to injuries. They currently have ten players on their injury report and three players on the injured reserve. It gets worse.
Darren Urban reported that Arizona is sending Mike Iupati to the injured reserve and that Alex Boone and Robert Nkemdiche are both out this week. This leaves the left side of the Cardinals’ offensive line in shambles.
The official Arizona Cardinals Twitter account confirmed this an hour and a half later.
This means the Cardinals are missing two starters along the left side of their offensive line, the best running back in the game, the rookie running back they drafted and their first round pick from 2016.
This also means Arizona will have to make a choice when it comes to returning players from the injured reserve. If another player goes to the injured reserve, Arizona will have an even harder choice. Teams can only bring back two players off of the injured reserve.
As of now, those two players are David Johnson and Mike Iupati, effectively ending TJ Logan’s year. If someone else goes to the injured reserve, the team will be without their starting right guard for the rest of the year.
The Cardinals’ final injury report does not look much better.
While Bruce Arians said John Brown and Deone Bucannon will play, that is the only good news Arizona fans heard on the injury front. He was less clear about D.J. Humphries, the team’s starting left tackle.
To complicate matters, Arizona will be going up against a team in the top half of the league in sacks, interceptions, and forced fumbles as they meet up with the San Francisco 49ers in week four.
Arizona is really hurting as a team. They are missing multiple starters and depth players throughout their team. This just adds to the offensive struggles the team has faced this year.