Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

National Football League notebook: Arizona running back Johnson has dislocated wrist

National Football League notebook: Arizona running back Johnson has dislocated wrist

He was diagnosed with a sprained wrist and underwent further testing Monday.

The latest reports state that Johnson suffered a dislocated wrist and will likely need surgery.

Johnson will be placed on injured reserve, but with a chance to return this season. He decided upon Arizona with the understanding that his role would expand compared to last season, but fumbling issues in training camp helped lead to Arizona releasing him before Week 1.

The run defense, which was anchored by new veteran nose tackle Al Woods, actually held talented Rams running back Todd Gurley to just 40 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries (2.1 ypc avg).

The entire game derailed in the fourth quarter with the defense giving up two consecutive touchdowns to Lions rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay.

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DETROIT - Kasey Redfern suffered three torn ligaments in his knee in Sunday's victory over the Arizona Cardinals, and the Detroit Lions auditioned replacement punters Monday. Losing David Johnson obviously deals a huge blow to Arizona's offense, but the Cardinals will still hope to be competitive in spite of the injury.

Redfern, who went undrafted out of Wofford in 2014, won the Lions' punting job with a strong preseason and made his National Football League debut Sunday. Johnson had also taken a hard hit after a completion a couple minutes earlier and was tended to by medical staff.

The Cardinals didn't score their first offensive touchdown until the third quarter, and it was Kerwynn Williams who finally punched it in. Williams had five carries for 10 yards and one catch for two yards in the loss to the Lions.

To say the Arizona Cardinals got off to a rough start to the new season is an understatement.

Johnson, who turns 31 this month, rushed 25 times for 95 yards (3.8 yards per carry) with 1 touchdown in four games for the Cardinals last season.

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