Surgery likely for Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson after wrist injury

Posted: 12:09 PM, Sep 11, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-11 19:49:22Z

Arizona Cardinals star running back David Johnson will probably require surgery to repair a dislocated wrist he suffered during Sunday's game at the Detroit Lions, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday.

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. Rapoport said Johnson is getting more opinions on the injury but could be a candidate for the Cardinals' injured reserve list. Johnson would be required to miss at least eight games if placed on injured reserve.

Arians said the injury occurred on a play near the goal line in the third quarter. He said Johnson is currently seeking a second opinion on the injury before deciding whether to undergo surgery.

Arians said Johnson's injury is similar to that of rookie running back T.J. Logan, who suffered a wrist injury during the Cardinals' first preseason game. Logan is expected to miss 12 weeks.

Arians said the team may consider re-signing veteran running back Chris Johnson, whom the Cardinals released after the preseason.

David Johnson led the NFL in yards from scrimmage last season. He suffered a knee injury in the last regular-season game of 2016. 

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