Cardinals’ David Johnson expected to play in Week 7 vs. Giants
David Johnson has been nursing an ankle injury throughout the week, but it doesn’t seem as if it will cause him to miss any time. According to Adam Schefter, the Arizona Cardinals running back is expected to play in Week 7 versus the New York Giants.
Cardinals’ RB David Johnson, listed as questionable for today’s game against the Giants due to an ankle injury, is expected to play, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2019
Last week, it was a back injury for Johnson that caused him to be listed as questionable against the Atlanta Falcons. Now, it appears that the versatile back will be giving it a go on an injured ankle.
The Cardinals come into Sunday with a two-game winning streak and are attempting to make it three against the Giants. To secure a victory, they are going to need Johnson to continue his success as a runner and pass-catcher.
This season, Johnson has 613 yards from scrimmage on 106 total touches and five touchdowns. The fifth-year running back is currently 10th in the NFL in yards per scrimmage.
With Johnson not at one-hundred percent, it’s likely that we see Chase Edmonds continue to have a decent-sized role in the offense. Over the past two weeks, Edmonds has rushed for 102 yards on 13 attempts and a touchdown.
At the same time, the second-year back has flashed his ability to catch the ball, with five receptions for 51 yards and another score. The Cardinals would be wise to deploy both of their running backs against the Giants.
Similarly to Johnson, Christian Kirk is also dealing with an ankle injury. However, unlike Johnson, the wide receiver has been ruled out for Week 7 as he misses his third consecutive game of the season.