Cardinals HC Bruce Arians announced Monday that RB David Johnson has a dislocated wrist and if his second opinion is in line with the first examination. he will under go surgery and be placed on injured reserve.
Arians said the initial prognosis for Johnson’s injury is the same as the one rookie RB T.J. Logan suffered a month ago.
If the Cardinals do, in fact, place Johnson on injured reserve, it’s possible he could return later on in the season.
- According to Schefter, a decision should come in the next 24-48 hours, and while different doctors have different opinions regarding Johnson’s wrist injury, it “sounds like he could miss some time.”
- Ian Rapoport confirms that Johnson is expected to miss an extended period of time and is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve.
Chris Mortensen is reporting that Cardinals RB David Johnson could miss either a “few weeks” or “half the season or more” with a sprained wrist, depending on tomorrow’s MRI.
- However, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that it has not yet been determined whether Johnson will miss time.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the preliminary diagnosis for Cardinals RB David Johnson is that he has a sprained wrist, but no fractured bones. break. Johnson will still undergo an MRI on Monday.
Johnson caught a pass over the middle that resulted in a big hit. He managed to stay in the game, but fumbled on the very next snap and was taken to the locker room.
Johnson, 25, was taken in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $2.992 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $615,000 and $705,000 over the next two years.
Entering today’s game, Johnson had rushed for 1,239 yards on 293 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 80 receptions for 879 yards receiving and 20 total touchdowns for the Cardinals.