“Possible” injury could force Pro Bowler and one of the best players in the NFL to miss 3-4 months Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals is attended to by medical staff after a second half injury while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 10, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 35-23. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

David Johnson is coming off a miserable season-opener, where he rushed for 23 yards on 11 carries and 68 yards on six receptions.

The Detroit Lions walloped the Arizona Cardinals to the tune of a 35-23 beatdown, and added literal injury to insult, knocking Johnson out of the game with a wrist injury.

Adam Schefter reports that wrist surgery is “possible,” and it appears Johnson is set to miss some time.

Schefter noted that different doctors have different opinions, but he could be an injured reserve candidate.

This is bad news for a Cardinals team that couldn’t get anything going on offense Sunday.

Quarterback Carson Palmer looked like a shell of his former self, completing 27 passes for 269 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Simply put, the Cardinals offense looks like a disaster.

Fantasy Football impact

If you’ve got Johnson, time to pick up Kerwynn Williams.


Williams rushed five times for 10 yards and one score. He also caught one pass for two yards. He likely fills the void for Johnson in the meantime.

Former starter Andre Ellington is also an option. One has to wonder if this means the Cardinals take another chance on former 2,000-yard rusher Chris Johnson, who was released earlier in the offseason.


Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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