Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu still has not had the surgery to repair his torn ACL. He suffered the injury two Sundays ago, at the end of the team's 40-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the surgery date appears to be set.
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Wednesday he had heard there was talk about the surgery happening on Thursday (today), but was not sure if it was going to happen or not.
But according to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss, it will not happen Thursday. A source told him the surgery has been set for next week, on Tuesday. That will allow him to be on the sideline with his teammates once again this weekend when they take on the Seattle Seahawks at home and depending on what his restrictions are once the surgery is complete, it might allow him to be on the sideline for the divisional round of the playoffs when the Cardinals host their first playoff game. With their win last weekend, they secured a first weekend bye.
There is optimism that Mathieu could "be running around" for OTAs in June and perhaps be ready for the regular season.
This is the second torn ACL he has suffered in his three seasons in the league.