In today's heartbreaking news, Arizona Cardinals tight end Ifeanyi Momah will require knee surgery for a torn meniscus. Momah suffered the injury in practice Tuesday, but the team did not immediate know the extent of the injury. He could miss the rest of the season. (editor note: It is official -- Momah is on IR. His season is over.)
Cardinals TE Ifeyani Momah suffered a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery tomorrow, sources say.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 10, 2015
A surprise preseason standout, Momah was on the cusp of realizing one of the NFL's great fairy-tale storylines. A 235 lb. undrafted receiver in 2012, it took a number of failed attempts for him to realize he just wasn't strong enough to play to his potential. After adding muscle, bulking all the way up to 255 lbs., Momah caught the Cardinals' attention at the 2015 Veteran Combine. Momah wowed fans with a number of highlight catches for the team during the preseason and went on to become one of only two players signed at the Veteran Combine to successfully make an NFL roster. He was even listed as a starter for the team, albeit briefly.
There could be an addition to the team to replace Momah. Tight end Joseph Fauria reportedly visited the Cardinals on Wednesday and some reports say he has signed with the team.
With the injury to Momah, Darren Fells is the only completely healthy tight end on the active roster. Jermaine Gresham did fully practice on Wednesday and Troy Niklas practiced, although he was limited.