The Arizona Cardinals secured a huge overtime win in what turned out to be a thrilling encounter against the Seattle Seahawks, on Sunday, 37-34. They did not come out of the contest unscathed, however, with running back Kenyan Drake suffering what appears to be a considerable ankle injury late in the game.
Drake had to be carted off the field in the fourth quarter, and according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the 26-year-old is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday:
#AZCardinals RB Kenyan Drake had negative X-Rays late last night at the stadium, but he has an MRI coming up on his ankle to see how much time he’ll miss, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 26, 2020
The Cards breathed a collective sigh of relief when initial X-Rays came out negative for the former Alabama standout. The injury did not look good on the onset, as Drake had to be helped off the field after going down on a fourth-down carry. The fact that initial tests provided optimistic results is certainly a welcome development, but Drake is not out of the woods just yet. The MRI should provide more details on the severity of the injury, and is likely also going to produce a timetable for his return.
Chase Edmonds came in to replace the injured Drake, and he should be in line for a start (or two) if the latter ends up missing time.
It is worth noting that the Cardinals are on bye for Week 8, which means that Drake will have roughly two weeks to recover from his injury. Arizona are slated to take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 9, and the Cards are hopeful to get Drake back for that one.