Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake Expected To Miss A Few Weeks Ankle Injury

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake is expected to miss “a few weeks” with a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle.

Kenyan Drake

According to Schefter, Arizona is treating Drake’s injury like a high ankle sprain.

Ian Rapoport confirms the news and adds that Drake is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve, which would cost him at least three games. 

This opens the door for Chase Edmunds to take over as the Cardinals’ lead back while Drake is out of the lineup. 

Drake, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2016. Miami traded him to the Cardinals before the 2019 deadline in return for a conditional sixth-round pick that can become a fifth-rounder. 

Drake just finished the final year of his four-year, $3.5 million contract and made a base salary of $810,000 for the 2019 season. 

Arizona opted to transition tag Drake, which allowed him to negotiate with other teams much like a restricted free agent while Arizona had the right to match any offer he received. 

The transition tag will cost the Cardinals $8,483,000 fully guaranteed for the 2020 season.

In 2020, Drake has appeared in seven games for the Cardinals and rushed for 512 yards on 119 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with seven receptions for 29 yards receiving and four total touchdowns.

We have him included in our Top 50 – 2021 Free Agents list.

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