The initial injury report for the Arizona Cardinals Week 3 game against the Los Angeles Rams provides some good news on defense and offense. Andy Isabella, a wide receiver, returned to practice after sitting out Sunday’s victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Since fellow wideout Rondale Moore has yet to play this season, his absence on Wednesday was especially notable. Moore did not participate in practice for the second consecutive day.
Running back James Conner was also unavailable. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the ankle injury Conner sustained on Sunday is not considered to be serious. Just newly signed CB Trayvon Mullen returned to full participation for the defense. Due to a toe injury, he has missed the Cardinals’ last two games.
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The Rams will be without starting center Brian Allen for two to four weeks, and rookie cornerback Cobie Durant is listed as questionable. Los Angeles’ head coach Sean McVay has stated that wide receiver Van Jefferson would not be participating in any practices this week. Here is a complete rundown of the teams’ injury situations.
Conner carried six times for nine yards and suffered an ankle injury in the first week of the season against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. The Steelers prevailed 26-16 despite missing Conner.
In Week 2, Conner helped the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 26-21 victory over the Denver Broncos by rushing for 106 yards and a touchdown. In Week 3, they beat the Houston Texans 28-21, thanks in large part to his 109 yards rushing on 18 carries.
The ankle injury for #AZCardinals RB James Conner that kept him off the field is not considered long-term or serious, source said. He remained in uniform throughout the game, standing on the sidelines. A positive sign.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 19, 2022
The Cleveland Browns were his opponent in Week 6, and he finished with 20 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown on the ground in a 38-7 victory. After testing positive for the virus on November 28, 2020, Conner was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and activated on December 9.
Despite the team’s 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the Wild Card stage of the playoffs, Conner rushed for 37 yards and a touchdown on the ground and caught 5 catches for 30 more yards through the air.