The Arizona Cardinals have lost one of their top linebackers and leading pass rushers for the remainder of the 2017 season, NFL Network reported Monday.
Markus Golden, who led the Cardinals with 12.5 sacks last season, suffered a torn ACL during the overtime period of the Cardinals' win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Golden suffered the injury during a play 2 1/2 minutes into overtime and appeared to be in considerable pain after the play, although he eventually walked off the field on his own.
Arians confirmed the injury Monday and said Golden will be placed on injured reserve. "It takes a lot of spirit out of the defense because he brings it every play," Arians said.