The entirety of the Arizona Cardinals offseason workouts will be missed by the teams starting center. AQ Shipley underwent surgery three weeks ago to repair a core muscle issue that he sustained in the Cardinals 34-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
Shipley played through it, under the assumption that it would get better.
“I was going to try and fight through it but it was one of those things where it was lingering and I didn’t want to have it during the season.”
Shipley was replaced by the duo of Cole Toner and Tony Bergstrom during OTAs, which showed the team views Evan Boehm as their long term right guard, despite the addition of Dorian Johnson in the draft.
The Cardinals not having Shipley will not hurt them. He’s been in the offense since 2014 and joined the Cardinals in 2015. He has built enough of a trust with Carson Palmer to not have to snap to him every day all day.
Shipley said his recovery time is nearing an end, as he expects to be fine by mid-June and 100% ready for the Cardinals training camp. The Cardinals will have enough time to gel together up front, which will be important to the team's success this season.
All Quotes courtesy of azcardinals.com