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Bruce Arians optimistic about Patrick Peterson injury, defensive line depth to be tested

A look at the injury situation as the Cardinals start getting ready for the 49ers.

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The Arizona Cardinals will return to practice on Wednesday and they are still a bit banged up with injuries. However, perhaps the most important one -- Patrick Peterson's ankle -- could be on the good side of things.

Head coach Bruce Arians is optimistic about the prospects of Peterson playing on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Appearing on his weekly radio spot with Alex Marvez on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Arians said he "think he's going it make it," nothing Peterson "felt better" on Tuesday. "That's the big one," he said (via ESPN). Peterson suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the team's win over the Bengals on Sunday night.

Per Marvez on his Twitter account, Arians doubts defensive tackle Frostee Rucker will be able to play on Sunday, though. Rucker also suffered an ankle injury, but it is of the high ankle sprain variety. His loss will be big, as Arians told Marvez Rucker is playing the best of all the guys on the defensive line.

Fellow defensive lineman Cory Redding is also doubtful for this week. He suffered an ankle injury against Seattle.

Receiver Michael Floyd and guard Jonathan Cooper are uncertain moving forward. They might or might not practice this week.