Bruce Arians Thinks Tyrann Mathieu Tore his ACL (GIF)

Tyrann Mathieu

Dec 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals player Tyrann Mathieu (32) reacts as he is taken off the field after suffering an injury in the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals rookie safety and former LSU All-American, Tyrann Mathieu was injured returning a kickoff in the Cardinals game vs. the St. Louis Rams and was carted off the field after his leg was bent awkwardly and he tried to run off the field.

Update: (6:36)

 

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Easily the best value pick in the draft after slipping to the third round in this past April’s draft, Mathieu was among the top rookies in the league this year and on the short list for rookie of the year. Watching him crumble to the ground after trying to run off the field leaves a pit in your stomach and just hope for a full recovery, although he will not return today.

Arizona has been one of the bigger surprises in the NFC this season and with a win today improved to 8-5 with a possible playoff berth awaiting them at season’s end. Losing Mathieu obviously is a huge detriment to their defense and playoff bid where he has been a playmaker at the free safety position.

Topics: Football, LSU Tigers, Tyrann Mathieu

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