DeAndre Hopkins’ status after hamstring injury, per Kliff Kingsbury
The Arizona Cardinals made one of the biggest moves of the offseason when they traded for superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Even crazier than getting one of the best wide receivers in football is getting him without giving up much of anything. That’s exactly what the Cardinals did.
However, Hopkins is dealing with a left hamstring issue. One that has caused some problems recently.
According to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN, Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury has given a status update on his new star wide receiver.
Kliff Kingsbury said WR DeAndre Hopkins is “still working through” his left hamstring injury. Kingsbury hopes Hopkins can be back sooner rather than later.
— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) August 18, 2020
That’s definitely good news. Hopkins is “still working through” the injury. It may sound discouraging, but the fact that Kingbusry hopes Hopkins can be back sooner rather than later is the encouraging part.
That makes it sound like he’s not too far off. And with that in mind, it’s hard to imagine the wide receiver would miss any time in the regular season.
Still though, this is a very valuable time for Hopkins and the Cardinals, and it hurts that the receiver is missing it.
While they are not playing any games, this is Hopkins’ first year with the team. So he still needs to get acquainted with all of his new teammates.
This is the time where he would be building good strong chemistry with them both on and off the field. Now that time is going to be severely limited.
It is very important for an offense to get into a rhythm. For Hopkins, building a relationship and connection on the field with quarterback Kyler Murray is very important to the success of both players, and the team as a whole.
So the long Hopkins is out, the harder it will be for those two to make a major connection immediately.
Still though, Hopkins is one of the best wide receivers in football, and Murray is an up-and-coming star at quarterback. They will likely figure it out. As long as Hopkins does not miss any time in the regular season with this hamstring injury, the Cardinals should be just fine.