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Larry Fitzgerald's availability up in the air, Kenny Demens to miss a game or 2, Stanton fine

The young linebacker will miss this week, as might Fitzgerald again.

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Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians had his weekly Monday media session and opened by updating the injury situation. Not much has changed with receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who missed Sunday's game with a Grade 2 sprain of his MCL.

"We still don't know anything about Larry," Arians said (via Arizona Sports). "If we were practicing today, he would not practice. We'll see how he improves by Wednesday and go from there."

When Fitzgerald tried to give it a go on Sunday, it wasn't good. Arians told reporters after the game on Sunday Fit z "couldn't even run"  and his injury wasn't responding as everyone had hoped.

The bottom line is he could miss Sunday's game against Atlanta, which would be a big blow. Arians downplayed that, though, as he likes his receiver room. "You always miss Larry's passion for the game, but we're deep enough at receiver that that's not as big of an issue as it could be," he explained.

There was only one other significant injury on Sunday. Reserve linebacker Kenny Demens hurt a hamstring. Arians said it will keep him out "a week or two."

Demens plays only on special teams. What this will do is open the door for Desmond Bishop or Glenn Carson to make plays there.

Quarterback Drew Stanton hurt his ankle late in the game, but it was no issue. Stanton himself said he would have gone back in the game if they had gotten the ball back. Arians said Monday Stanton "is sore like all quarterbacks are on Monday, but he's fine." Arians still "totally" trusts Stanton as the starter.

The first injury report of the week will not come out until Wednesday, so we will know more of those typical bumps and bruises.