The Arizona Cardinals will be without a couple of key offensive starters for some time after injuries they suffered in their season-opening 35-23 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Running back David Johnson suffered a sprained wrist that will keep him out at least a few weeks and could extend into half the season or more.
But that isn’t all.
Left tackle D.J. Humphries, who left the game with a knee injury in the first quarter and never returned, will also miss “a few weeks” with a sprained right knee, according to Ian Rapoport.
#AZCardinals LT DJ Humphries is thought to have sprained his right kneee today, source said. Expected to miss a few weeks, pending MRI.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2017
The injury will test the depth of the team on the offensive line. Against the Lions, John Wetzel played in Humphries’ place. Moving forward, that could still be the plan, or they could move Jared Veldheer, the team’s left tackle from 2014-2016, back over to the left side. Veldheer was moved to right tackle in the offseason to make way for Humphries. If Veldheer moves, Wetzel could move to right tackle as well.