Cardinals QB Drew Stanton Underwent Surgery To Fight Infection, Could Be Done For The Year

     

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Cardinals QB Drew Stanton needed to undergo arthroscopic surgery to fight an infection he has been dealing with.

  • According to Rapoport, Stanton could be forced to miss the remainder of the season.
  • Rapoport adds that Stanton’s infection was discovered Wednesday and is believed to be caused by an outside medical treatment.

Arizona was reportedly optimistic that Stanton could return for their postseason matchup, which would be a huge upgrade to Ryan Lindley and rookie Logan Thomas. However, this idea appears to be in serious jeopardy.

Stanton suffered an MCL sprain a few weeks ago, but Rapoport mentions that he has been recovering well.

Yesterday, Kent Somer of AzCentral.com reported that the Cardinals have decided to go back to Lindley as their starting quarterback for Week 17’s game against the 49ers, even though Bruce Arians announced that Thomas was going to get his first NFL start.

Rapoport mentions that the news regarding Stantion appears to be an explanation for the decision to change quarterbacks this week.

You have to feel for the Cardinals, who has sustained so many key injuries this year, despite winning 11 games with a week to go.

Hopefully for them, Stanton is able to return and play in their postseason game.

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