The hits keep coming for the Arizona Cardinals.
After starting with a minor injury to Justin Pugh and then a slightly more significant injury to Haason Reddick, the big injuries have started to take their toll.
First it was Robert Alford, who has a lower leg fracture.
Now, it is rookie wide receiver Hakeem Butler, who has an avulsion fracture to his hand.
#AZCardinals rookie WR Hakeem Butler has an avulsion fracture in his hand and is a candidate for Injured Reserve, per source. He missed the last two practices with it. A potential redshirt year for the fourth-rounder.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2019
The timetable for an avulsion fracture is three to 12 weeks depending on the severity and whether surgery may be needed.
If it is the 12 week type, you wonder if Butler will be a candidate injured reserve, while a 6-8 type could make him the type that can be placed on IR with the designation to return.
Of course, that would mean Alford and Butler would be the only two eligible to return this season and the Cardinals had used their IR designated to return before the preseason even ended.
We’ll keep you apprised of the situation as it continues to unfold.
Good luck and quick healing to Hakeem Butler.