Bruce Arians: Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu out for Sunday's game; surgery unlikely but possible

Posted at 12:48 PM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 11:44:19-05

The Honey Badger just can't catch a break.

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu had an All-Pro season cut short in 2015 when he suffered an ACL injury late in the year. This season, Mathieu has been bothered by a shoulder injury that has sidelined him for three of the Cards' last four games.

On Friday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Mathieu will also miss Sunday's game at the Miami Dolphins. Arians said there's an outside chance that surgery may be required to repair the injury, though he also said the injury is improving.

Mathieu, the Cardinals' third-round draft pick in 2013, was named to the NFL's All-Pro team last season. The 5-foot-9, 186-pounder was also a member of the NFC's 2015 Pro Bowl team.

Mathieu has already missed 11 games in his NFL career due to injury.