Tackle Mike Gandy had surgery Friday for a sports hernia. Done by a specialist in Philadelphia, the surgery puts Gandy out three-to-six weeks. What that means is unknown. I asked coach Ken Whisenhunt if that meant the Cards would carry Gandy on the roster and bring him back later and Whisenhunt said “I don’t know that yet.” The Cards are down a safety since Matt Ware went on IR and are carrying two kickers because of the Neil Rackers groin injury, so they might not be able to afford to keep Gandy active.
But Whisenhunt said the injury needed to be repaired because it wasn’t getting better, and the Cards do have veteran Jeremy Bridges at left tackle. “As much as Mike has sacrificed, it’s nice to have guys step up,” Whisenhunt said.
Gandy’s future beyond the season is also up in the air. He is a free agent after the season, and after making $5 million this season, he may not be brought back unless he’s willing to play for less. It’s possible he’s played his last game in Arizona. Then again, maybe he comes back in the playoffs. Until he is put on IR, that’s still possible.
Tags: Jeremy Bridges, Mike Gandy, Neil Rackers
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