There are three Arizona Cardinals players who recently underwent medical procedures and could miss time in the offseason. The result leaves the cornerback position thin for offseason work and perhaps through OTAs and mini-camp.
Cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Justin Bethel -- the two starters -- recently had minor surgery. Peterson underwent a procedure on his ankle and Bethel on his foot, as repported by Kent Somers.
Peterson posted a photo on Instagram after the procedure.
According to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss, defensive tackle Frostee Rucker also underwent a procedure to fix up his right ankle. He had a lingering ankle injury that bothered him over the last two months of the season.
OTAs are coming up next month. While all three should be good to go once training camp rolls around, they might all be limited or out during OTAs and mini-camp.
The Cardinals are now very thin at cornerback. Jerraud Powers is still a free agent and all three of the other players who are expected to play the position -- Peterson, Bethel and Tyrann Mathieu in the slot -- are all missing offseason time. .