Cardinals HC Steve Wilks expects Larry Fitzgerald to play in Week 3
The Arizona Cardinals have gotten off to a rough start to the 2018 season dropping the first two games in a disappointing fashion that now has questions concerning star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s health dealing with a hamstring issue.
Despite that, head coach Steve Wilks has voiced that the team will do whatever it takes to have the Pro Bowl wide receiver in the fold for Week 3 action against the Chicago Bears. (h/t Jess Root of Cardinals Wire)
“We’re going to do everything we can to make sure he is ready to go on Sunday with the treatment and the amount of reps he gets in practice.”
Fitzgerald has been the primary weapon in the passing game throughout his career and hasn’t seen a drop off in the level of his play even in his 15th campaign in the league as he has 10 catches for 104 receiving yards through the first two games played. This may have arisen simply because he had sat out the entire preseason, which has led to his body getting used to the physical contact he hadn’t received prior to the start of the regular season.
Throughout his career, Fitzgerald has been an iron man for durability as he has only missed games in his entire career with his last coming in the 2014 campaign. He is dealing with an injury that could linger on if no handled correctly, which makes these next few days crucial to him being able to take the field against the Bears.
The Cardinals will certainly look to lean on Fitzgerald in the passing game against Chicago’s vaunted defense that has continued to cause havoc on opposing offensive lines with star defensive end Khalil Mack leading the charge. If Arizona is hoping to get on the right track, it will need the 35-year-old to be a major part of that formula.