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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:00 am


Cards running back Johnson dislocates wrist

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says star running back David Johnson has a dislocated wrist that probably will require surgery.

Arians says Johnson is seeking a second opinion. If the original prognosis is confirmed, the injury is the same as the one that sidelined rookie T.J. Logan in the preseason.

Although he didn't give a timetable for Johnson, Arians says Logan is expected to be sidelined eight to 12 weeks.

The Cardinals visit the Colts on Sunday.

Arians says the injury occurred late in the third quarter of Sunday's 35-23 loss at Detroit, when Johnson was hit hard after a catch at the Lions' 3-yard line. The next and final time Johnson touched the ball, he fumbled at the Cardinals' 10-yard line.

The news was a little better on starting left tackle D.J. Humphries, out one to two weeks with a strained knee.

Irma inspections

A possible tornado was reported near the Miami Dolphins' stadium during Hurricane Irma, and structural engineers will inspect the complex for potential damage, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.

The condition of NFL stadiums in Tampa and Jacksonville were yet to be determined as well, the NFL said.

Marlins Park was also being assessed, another person said. Photos posted on social meeting showed possible storm damage to the outer facade of the retractable roof.

The Dolphins will open their season Sunday at the Los Angeles Chargers. 

The NFL is not close to making a decision regarding this weekend's games, said Joe Lockhart, the league's senior vice president of communications. On Sunday, Tampa Bay's delayed season opener is scheduled at home against Chicago, and Jacksonville has its home opener against the Tennessee.

Extra points

Denver agreed to a four-year deal with kicker Brandon McManus. The new contract adds three years and is worth $11.25 million with $6 million guaranteed, according to ESPN. ... Philadelphia lost starting cornerback Ronald Darby (ankle) and kicker Caleb Sturgis (leg) for several weeks. ... Tennessee's starting safety Johnathan Cyprien will miss a few weeks with an injured hamstring. ... Jacksonville confirmed that receiver Allen Robinson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. ... New England is replacing its artificial turf field after just one regular-season game because the field wasn't up to the team's standards, even though it met the safety requirements for both the NFL and Major League Soccer.