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Larry Fitzgerald Injury: Updates on Cardinals Star’s Knee and Return

Larry Fitzgerald Injury: Updates on Cardinals Star’s Knee and Return

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been dealing with an MCL sprain since Aug. 17. It’s unclear when he’ll return to the field. 

Continue for updates.


Fitzgerald Knee Issue Not Serious

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Fitzgerald, 32, has had a mild MCL sprain, and head coach Bruce Arians told reporters the issue is “just minor,” per ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss

In his 13th NFL season, Fitzgerald is coming off a bounce-back 2015 campaign. He made a career-high 109 receptions for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns, breaking a streak of three straight seasons under the 1,000-yard barrier. He was named to the Pro Bowl after missing out for the first time in seven years in 2014.

“I feel good, as of today,” Fitzgerald told ESPN.com’s Josina Anderson in July. “I can see myself playing for a while. That can all change in the NFL, as you know, but I feel good mentally, physically and spiritually.”

Fitzgerald has played in all 16 games nine times, including seven of the last eight seasons. He’s been a mainstay on a Cardinals offense that has seen massive turnover but now feels like it’s coming into its own.

While it’s impossible to replicate his production, the Cardinals have a solid receiving corps ready to take the load if he misses time. John Brown and Jaron Brown are both young guys who have shown promise, and Michael Floyd has at least 800 receiving yards each of the last three years.

But it’s Fitzgerald’s work underneath that Carson Palmer could miss most.

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