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Larry Fitzgerald 'should be able to play' with knee injury, Troy Niklas doubtful for Seattle

The veteran receiver has a history of playing through pain

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald suffered a knee injury during the team's 14-6 win over the Detroit Lions. It does not appear he will miss time, though. The same can't be said about rookie tight end Troy Niklas.

Head coach Bruce Arians addressed the media on Monday and gave an update on the injury situation (via Arizona Sports).

"Larry has got a grade 2 MCL (sprain) and should be able to play this week," the head coach said about Fitz. "We'll see how sore he is Wednesday and how much it limits him and we'll go from there."

Fitz played through two hamstring injuries last season without missing a game.

Niklas might be done for the season. They have to "wait and see" with him and his ankle injury.

"He's doubtful for this week with a high ankle sprain," Arians said. "We'll continue to monitor that and see how long of a loss of time that's going to be."

He also noted that hopefully "it won't end his season."

For now, that means Darren Fells gets to play.

Niklas was starting to see more playing time and was used for several plays as the team's only tight end in the game and also replaced John Carlson in some two-tight sets.