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Deone Bucannon misses Friday practice with hyper-extended knee, will have MRI

The Arizona Cardinals linebacker is going to get double checked, just in case.

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It was the first scare of training camp, but from early reports, it should be nothing.

In Thursday’s padded training camp, the most physical of the Steve Wilks era, linebacker Deone Bucannon took a helmet to the knee trying to avoid a sliding Brice Butler:

It was brushed off as not a big deal, but at today’s closed practice session, Bucannon was not a participant:

That of course would be the first question that needed addressing when Steve Wilks stepped up to the podium after the team finished practice today.

Wilks addressed the Bucannon absence and hopefully put everyone’s mind at ease, but not completely out of the woods yet:

So, we wait for those wondrous NRI results while wondering if this is just a close call or another unfortunate injury during training camp.

We’ll have an update as soon as it is in, but hopefully this is nothing but precaution from the Arizona Cardinals.