Cardinals RB David Johnson’s undisclosed injury is not serious
Following an arduous road to recovery back from wrist surgery, Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl running back David Johnson had been medically cleared earlier this NFL offseason. However, Johnson appears to have suffered a minor setback with an undisclosed injury that forced him to sit out voluntary OTAs.
This appears to be an injury that hasn’t drawn much concern from the Cardinals that the organization doesn’t deem to be a serious ailment, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.
From what I’m hearing, David Johnson’s injury, whatever it is, is not serious.
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) June 8, 2018
There may not be any clarity publicly as to what exactly he is dealing with at this point but doesn’t seem to be anything that could force him to miss any significant time. It may simply be that the team is taking the precautionary approach with the injury in hopes it not snowballing into something much worse if he participated in the team’s offseason workouts.
The Cardinals are hoping that he will be a huge factor in the offense this upcoming season after missing nearly all of last season due to a wrist injury in the season opener that required surgery that kept him off the field for the rest of the year.
Johnson has shown to be a uniquely talented running back that can impact the game greatly as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. He’s just two year’s removed from his breakout campaign where he set franchise records for yards from scrimmage (2,118) and touchdowns (20) that helped earn a Pro Bowl Selection and a first-team All-Pro nod.
Arizona will likely continue to monitor this situation closely over the next few weeks to keep him on track to be on the field for the season opener. In the meantime, this latest update should erase any real concern about Johnson’s health ahead of the 2018 campaign.