Cardinals RB David Johnson to undergo wrist surgery

Q & A with Cards Wire editor Jess Root 5 things to know

Johnson will undergo an MRI on Monday, and the results of that test will determine how much time he will miss. His exact timetable for a return went from a very optimistic, no missed games Week 2 to possibly several weeks, depending on which doctor's recommendation was followed through on. "Our young guys, we'll see what we got and what's available".

The lack of quality depth at the running back position adds to the significance of the Johnson injury. He was placed on injured reserve on September 2 because of an undisclosed injury, and then released two days later.

Johnson played in just four games last season before suffering a groin injury that required surgery and sent him to injured reserve. Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington, and Chris Johnson will handle the running back duties until DJ returns.

The Arizona Cardinals are re-signing veteran running back Chris Johnson in the wake of the serious injury to star David Johnson, a source said.




He had set a goal this year of 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 receiving, something only Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk have accomplished in a single season in National Football League history.

The news was a little better on starting left tackle D.J. Humphries, out one to two weeks with a strained knee. If you are wanting more from the running back spot, there are a handful of players for the taking who could break through given big opportunities. A notice of appeal was also filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. In 2015, he was the NFL's third-leading rusher (814 yards) before he fractured his tibia in Week 12. The case could play out for months. "I finally get a chance to prove my innocence". On their first drive against the Detroit Lions, quarterback Carson Palmer threw an ugly interception. He finished the day with 11 carries for 23 yards.

Coach Bill O'Brien benched Tom Savage for rookie Deshaun Watson at halftime of Houston's 29-7 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday.

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