The Arizona Cardinals came out of camp without any significant injuries for the first time in recent memory. That health was short lived as the team quickly lost David Johnson in the opener. The injuries piled up from there, losing Markus Golden, Carson Palmer, and Mike Iupati in the weeks that followed.
The Cardinals endured three more injuries to some key players in their 22-16 loss against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday. DJ Humphries was the first Cardinal to walk to the locker-room in the first quarter. Tyvon Branch followed him shortly after, and Momah would end his night in the third quarter.
All three injuries looked serious, and today all three were confirmed out for the remainder of the season.
DJ Humphries has been diagnosed with an MCL injury as well as a dislocated kneecap. He will be out for three months, and will go on IR.
Tyvon Branch has cartilage damage as well as a torn ACL. Branch will get surgery to repair the damaged cartilage, and will undergo ACL surgery at a later date.
Ifyeani Momah has a history of knee injuries with the Cardinals. That was my initial reaction when he went down. However the team confirmed that he has a broken leg, and will be put on IR.
With Humphries out for the Cardinals final seven games, Bruce Arians did confirm that Jared Veldheer will move back to his natural left tackle position to close out the season.
It’s been another injury plagued season for the Cardinals, and with the team all but mathematically out of the playoffs, it’s time to look to the future.