Did you feel that gust of wind around 11:15 AM Arizona time today? If so it probably was a lot of Cardinals fans breathing a sigh of relief after learning that running back David Johnson only suffered an MCL sprain during yesterday’s game and does not require any type of surgery. Unfortunately, he is going to miss the NFL Pro Bowl because it takes 6 to 8 weeks to recover but luckily, he should be ready for training camp.
I’m not gonna post it here but if you look online you can find video footage of David Johnson getting injured in the first quarter and what at the time appeared to be a nasty looking knee injury. After the play, he laid on the field for several minutes before limping off. Later he was driven to the locker room in a cart.
In his press conference earlier today, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters that it appears that Johnson has avoided the worst-case scenario for this type of leg injury.
“He’s walking fine and he’s in good spirits. We knock on wood that there’s no ligament damage.”
I was hoping that Johnson would get his 16th consecutive game of at least 100 yards from scrimmage but now I’m just happy he didn’t have a career-ending injury. Hopefully, he will be back and better than ever next season.