"It could be 2-4 weeks, 3-4 months still possible."
Arizona Cardinals fans and David Johnson fantasy football owners received some bad news today. The 25-year old star injured his wrist during last night's loss to the Detroit Lions and he will be out for the Cardinals Week 2 matchup against the Colts. Furthermore, reports suggest the injury, which is being described as a dislocated wrist, could keep him out of action for weeks and possibly even months if surgery is required.
"Johnson appeared to have hurt his wrist after a 24-yard catch in the third quarter Sunday, but Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said the injury happened when Johnson fumbled the ball on the only play of Arizona's next drive."
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, a decision regarding whether or not Johnson needs surgery is expected within the next 24 to 48 hours but the team has already announced next Sunday's game at the very least.
Cardinals RB David Johnson meeting with wrist specialists and surgery is possible, per source. Decision expected in 24-48 hours.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2017
As @mortreport has said since Sunday, it could be 2-4 weeks for David Johnson, 3-4 months still possible. Depends on doctor recommendations.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2017
Cardinals are calling David Johnson's injury a dislocated wrist. He's going to miss time; question is how much. Surgery possible.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2017
In wake of the injury, Adam Schefter reports that the team is considering resigning veteran running back Chris Johnson, who the team cut earlier this month. With Johnson out of the lineup for the next game and possibly more, the Cardinals will turn to second string running back Kerwynn Williams to carry the load.
If the Cardinals think Johnson will be out for more than just a week or two the team could also explore trade opportunities to bolster their backfield. According to ESPN's Field Yates, teams who have depth at the running back position and could be inclined to trade with the Cardinals include the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
In addition to David Johnson's wrist injury, the Cardinals starting left tackle, DJ Humphries, is expected to miss a couple of games with an MCL sprain.