Cardinals RB David Johnson has dislocated wrist, surgery likely

David Johnson became David Johnson because of somebody’s injury”.

There is an immediate positive sign as the x-rays performed on the injury have already come back negative with no breaks or fractures.

Arians’ comments confirm a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Johnson is expected to miss an “extended period” of time due to his wrist injury.

Right tackle Jared Veldheer said losing Johnson for any length of time is “like a sock in the gut”.

Arians said Monday that Johnson suffered the injury on his 24-yard catch in the third quarter on Sunday, a change from after that game, when Arians said Johnson suffered the injury on his fumble on the only play of the next drive.

The Cardinals have to find a way to run the ball going forward.

“Obviously I’ve been there before”, fellow running back Andre Ellington said. “I think we did a lot of good things in the first three quarters”, he said.

“Kerwynn was my roommate so I know he was probably tripping on me like, ‘Why are you screaming so loud?’ I was excited”, he said.

“He was hurrying everything”, Arians said.

It wasn’t just Johnson the Cardinals lost in Week 1.

Tanner Gentry is on the practice squad.

The news on David Johnson certainly isn’t good.

He had set a goal of becoming the third player in National Football League history with 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. Johnson left the game and did not return.

Elsewhere • The Jaguars confirmed that receiver Allen Robinson will miss the rest of the season because of the knee injury he suffered Sunday.

It was cornerback Justin Bethel, who entered training camp as a hopeful to even be a starter this season, that was in the right place at the right time to intercept Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and return it for Arizona’s first touchdown on the season. But Carson is clearly the No. 2 running back for the Seahawks ahead of Eddie Lacy and C.J. Prosise and is worth stashing, especially given Rawls’ injury history.

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