The Arizona Cardinals came away with a massive win against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, but it came with a heavy price. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, running back Kenyan Drake will miss a few weeks as he deals with a small ligament tear to his ankle.
Cardinals’ RB Kenyan Drake is expected to miss “a few weeks” with a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle, per source. Cardinals are treating it like a high ankle sprain.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 26, 2020
Drake was able to contribute 34 rushing yards off 14 carries against the Seahawks. He also saw some limited time in the passing game, catching one of his two targets for seven yards. In the brutal overtime victory on Sunday, he was carted off the field after sustaining the injury. The Cardinals, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, are dealing with a “pile” of injuries following Sunday’s bout.
“We’re still working through a lot of them, so I don’t have much as far as detailed reports,” he said Monday. “But it was a physical game, some guys that were banged up, and then the bye is coming at a good time, that’s for sure.”
When asked about the status of Drake earlier, Kingsbury maintained a positive take for the halfback.
“We don’t know yet,” Kingsbury said. “We’ll wait and see. He was in some pain last night, but it’s a wait-and-see deal until we get the MRI.”
Drake had started to become a key part of the Cardinals offense in recent weeks, with his best performance coming in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys. He finished the matchup with 164 rushing yards off 20 carries, resulting in two touchdowns. The timing of his injury does come at a fortunate time due to the Cardinals schedule, seeing as how they have a bye week in Week 8.
Still, it’s unlikely that he’s available in Week 9 against the Miami Dolphins, which may force Kingsbury to look at alternative options in his place.