The Arizona Cardinals placed running back David Johnson on injured reserve Tuesday amid reports that he will undergo surgery to repair a dislocated wrist.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that Johnson will have surgery this week on the wrist he dislocated in the Cardinals' season opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday and will be out 2 to 3 months. By being placed on injured reserve, Johnson will be required to miss at least eight weeks of action, meaning the earliest he will be eligible to return is Thursday, Nov. 9 when the Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks.
Johnson led the NFL in yards from scrimmage last season, his second year as a pro. He suffered the wrist injury in the third quarter of Sunday's loss in Detroit.
In Johnson's absence, the Cardinals signed former Arizona State and Scottsdale Saguaro High School running back D.J. Foster from the New England Patriots' practice squad, and they re-signed veteran running back Chris Johnson, whom the Cardinals cut after the preseason.
On Monday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Johnson's injury is similar to a wrist injury suffered by rookie running back T.J. Logan during the preseason. Logan is expected to miss up to 12 weeks of action.