For the second time in three days, the Arizona Cardinals have a starter who had to leave practice.
Today, it is starting center A.Q. Shipley.
AQ Shipley down. Manages to walk off with a trainer under his own power. Looked like he might have been rolled up on.— Revenge of the Birds (@revengeofbirds) August 4, 2018
It doesn’t look good initially either:
The cart coming out now for AQ Shipley. Towel on his head. Larry Fitzgerald comes out of the pop up tent having spent some time with him. Wishing him the best.— Revenge of the Birds (@revengeofbirds) August 4, 2018
Interestingly enough, Shipley has not missed a game since he became the Arizona Cardinals starting center.
For now, the person that took over for Shipley was rookie Mason Cole.
Rookie Mason Cole now working with the Cardinals' first-team offense with Shipley out and in the training room. Cole has started 104 consecutive games since the start of his high school career.— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) August 4, 2018
Cole has been an ironman with the Michigan Wolverines, starting 104 consecutive games and now has a chance to start with the Arizona Cardinals.
It would be a big thing for the Cardinals to finally get some mileage out of a rookie offensive lineman, something they haven’t done under Steve Keim’s watch.
Nevertheless, we hope to hear nothing but good things about Shipley’s injury and wish him the best possible outcome before we know anything.