How lengthy is Chase Edmonds out? Damage timeline, return date, updates on Cardinals RB

The Arizona Cardinals will probably be with out RB Chase Edmonds for a number of weeks after he suffered an ankle harm in Week 9. Edmonds was injured on the Cardinals’ first offensive snap of the sport. He wouldn’t return to that sport and went on injured reserve (IR) forward of Arizona’s Week 10 matchup with Carolina. Let’s take a look at the timeline for Edmonds’ return and who the Cardinals need to step up in his place.

How lengthy will Chase Edmonds’ harm hold him out?

An MRI in Week 10 revealed that the harm suffered by Edmonds was a excessive ankle sprain. In accordance with, this harm can happen if the foot is rotated excessively in opposition to the decrease leg or as a result of a direct blow to the decrease leg whereas the foot is planted. There are three grades of excessive ankle sprain: Grade I is a gentle sprain, Grade III is extra extreme.

The optimistic information is that it has been reported that Edmonds is not going to require surgical procedure. That decreases his potential restoration time by round 4-6 weeks. He’s nonetheless anticipated to overlook a number of weeks with the harm. Nonetheless, the hope is he’ll return forward of the playoffs.

Edmonds has been positioned on injured reserve

Edmonds being positioned on the IR forward of the Cardinals’ Week 10 matchup considerably clarified the state of affairs concerning his time-frame for return. Because of being positioned on the IR, Edmonds is not going to return to the Cardinals till Week 14.

A stint on the IR is for no less than three video games. The phrasing of video games reasonably than weeks is vital. If it had been simply three weeks, Edmonds can be eligible to return in Week 13 forward of the Cardinals’ sport in opposition to the Bears. Nonetheless, because of the Cardinals’ Week 12 bye, Edmonds must wait till Arizona faces the Rams in Week 14 to be eligible for a return.

Who may the Cardinals flip to at RB for the following few weeks?

Edmonds was second on the crew by way of carries and whole touches. James Conner has been receiving the vast majority of the carries (125). Certainly, Conner leads the league in touchdowns this season by way of 10 weeks with 11. Edmonds had been serving the position of pass-catching again (37 targets to Conner’s 5) heading into Week 9 in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers.

Nonetheless, with Edmonds out, Conner performed a much bigger position within the passing offense. Conner noticed a season-high 5 targets in opposition to the 49ers and was spectacular in that position. He took a display screen go for a landing and totaled 77 yards on his 5 receptions. Conner then noticed an extra 4 targets of their Week 10 sport in opposition to the Carolina Panthers.

With Edmonds out, Eno Benjamin took the secondary position in each Weeks 10 and 11. Between these two video games, Benjamin carried the ball 15 instances for 58 yards with a landing. Apparently, he didn’t obtain a single goal in Week 9 and noticed simply 1 in Week 10. Moreover, Benjamin was restricted in follow with a groin harm heading into Week 11.

The third again on the energetic roster is Jonathan Ward, who has been within the NFL concussion protocol since Week 9. If Ward stays within the protocol, the Cardinals could have to show to their follow squad choice of Tavien Feaster, particularly if Benjamin is proscribed heading into this weekend.


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