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Cardinals Lose RB David Johnson To Wrist Injury

The Arizona Cardinals came into the 2017 NFL season with no telling whether the team would be able to live up to expectations or seriously considering an extensive rebuilding process.

After the results of Week 1, the Cardinals may decide to go with the latter. Star running back David Johnson has reportedly suffered a wrist injury that could cost him the season as it will require surgery pending a second opinion, according to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss.

Cardinals running back David Johnson will seek a second opinion on the left wrist injury he suffered in Sunday’s 35-23 loss to the Detroit Lions, but the early prognosis is a dislocated wrist that will require surgery, coach Bruce Arians said Monday.

Without Johnson, who is arguably one of the elite running backs in the NFL, coming out of the backfield, the Cardinals are not the imposing offensive force they were hoping to be this season.

Questions already started to swirl about Arizona’s situation with Carson Palmer as he seemed to consider retirement during the offseason. Now the veteran quarterback may really be thinking about walking away with this season being potentially lost for the Cardinals.

The results of Johnson’s second opinion could very well dictate the outcome of the franchise’s season and possibly the direction the team may go in if they indeed do struggle to compete during the 2017 campaign.

Only time will tell if the Cardinals will be a force to be reckoned with this year or if another disappointing season is on the horizon in Arizona.

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