The Arizona Cardinals believed left tackle D.J. Humphries suffered a torn ACL in the first quarter of the team’s 22-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. After getting a further look, it is still bad news, but not as bad as initially believed.
“His ACL is fine,” Arians told reporters Monday. “It’s his MCL and he dislocated his kneecap.”
He will be placed on injured reserve and is looking at a recovery time of about three months. The surgery he will have should also take care of what Arians called a “chronic MCL.”
He is anticipated to be back and available for OTAs in the spring.
Moving forward, replacing Humphries will be a familiar face. Jared Veldheer, who was the starter for three years at left tackle but moved to right tackle before this season, will return to the left side. John Wetzel, who received Arians for his play, will move to right tackle.
When Humphries missed four games earlier in the season, the Cardinals kept Veldheer over on the right side. Since Humphries will not return this season, they will put Veldheer back over where he is more comfortable.
Along with Humphries, safety Tyvon Branch and tight end Ifeanyi Momah are expected to be placed on IR.
12 News contributed to this report.
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