According to Ian Rapoport, Cardinals CB Robert Alford suffered a tibia fracture that could lead to him being placed on injured reserve and returning at some point during the second half of the season.
When asked for specifics, Kingsbury said Alford will miss a significant part of the regular season, per Urban.
Adam Schefter reports that Alford should miss “about two months” with this injury.
Alford’s injury happened during Tuesday’s camp practice and involves his lower leg.
This is bad news for a Cardinals’ defense that is already without Patrick Peterson for the first six games of the season.
Alford, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Falcons back in 2013. He just finished the second year of a four-year, $38 million dollar contract that included $21 million guaranteed when the Falcons released him back in February.
The Cardinals later signed Alford to a three-year, $22.5 million deal worth up to $24 million and includes $13.5 million guaranteed.
In 2018, Alford appeared in 15 games for the Falcons and recorded 50 total tackles, no interceptions, and 11 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 105 overall cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Alford as the news is available.