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Andre Smith to have MRI on elbow per Coach Steve Wilks

The Arizona Cardinals managed not to have any major injuries in their season opener, but an mri for their starting right tackle could change that.

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The Arizona Cardinals first game was ugly, there is not too many other ways to go about that, but one thing that was a slight positive was no major injuries were reported after the game.

Well, that may be changing.

According to Steve Wilks, right tackle Andre Smith, who had to leave the game with an undisclosed ailment, will be having an MRI on his elbow in the coming days to see if there is anything serious to it.

Smith struggled in pass protection in the game during his 29 snaps before being replaced by John Wetzel, but was again strong in the run game.

His loss may not be a huge impact to the Cardinals, depending on the severity, but it could alter the depth of the team pretty drastically.

That means newly signed Blaine Clausell becomes the backup, or potentially the starter, depending on what the Cardinals decide to do at the right tackle position.

Hopefully it is nothing serious for Smith, and if it is, a speedy recovery to get back.