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Darnell Dockett injury: Cardinals DT to miss the season with torn ACL

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The veteran defensive lineman was carted off the practice field Monday afternoon and will miss the year.

Christian Petersen

Things never go as planned and today was a shining example of that as veteran Cardinals defenisve lineman Darnell Dockett was carted off the practice field after suffering a lower leg (knee/ankle) injury according to those in attendance.

The injury diagnosis is not yet known, but any time a player is unable to leave under their own power, especially when they are carted off, the worst is always assumed.

Veteran Frostee Rucker and fifth round rookie Ed Stinson were running with the first team as Dockett's replacements.

UPDATE:

The team announced that Dockett suffered a torn ACL that will require surgery and will end his 2014 season before it even starts.

Veteran Frostee Rucker will now step in as the starter.