Cardinals RB David Johnson expected to play in Week 6 vs. Falcons
The Arizona Cardinals have a tough game waiting for them against the Atlanta Falcons. Fortunately, they will play with a stronger lineup as starting running back David Johnson is expected to be cleared to play.
Adam Schefter confirmed the news of his return to the 53-man roster. Fans are understandably ecstatic with the development.
Cardinals’ RB David Johnson, listed as questionable for Sunday against the Falcons due to a back injury, is expected to play, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2019
There were legitimate fears of him being unable to play due to sustaining a back injury. The team’s medical team kept a close check on the 27-year-old to ensure that he’s in top playing shape. With Johnson showing encouraging signs of recovery in time for the game, the medical team gave head coach Kliff Kingsbury the green light to play him.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim was also encouraged with what he saw from Johnson during recovery.
“I’m encouraged by his rehab this week,” Keim said, per Cardinals’ Darren Urban. “I think he feels pretty good. I’m not 100 percent sure, but I certainly am encouraged.”
The team is more than happy to have him back. During the team’s first win of the season over the Cincinnati Bengals, he accomplished 91 rushing yards over 17 carries. He was also an effective passing option, making three completions for 65 yards.
Johnson also wanted to play in order to build momentum and start a winning run with the team. They had a poor four weeks and managed to break their rut against the Cardinals. The team will want to do everything they can to keep their fantastic run going.
Johnson is a key man that can help make things happen, and his presence will be something that can help the team boost their chances of a win.