Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald came out of the game early and would have anyway, but he did suffer a heavy shot to his right knee (pictured below) after making a 16-yard reception. He had ice on the knee after he came out in the first quarter and then stayed in the locker room in the second half.
“I’m fine. I’m fine,” Fitzgerald insisted. “I was able to finish the drive. I could have continued to play but they pulled the plug on me.”
Asked if he’d be honest if he wasn’t OK, and Fitzgerald smiled. “No,” he said. “No.”
Coach Ken Whisenhunt didn’t seem concerned. “He wanted to keep going but obviously we are going to be conservative with that,” Whisenhunt said. “We’ll get him checked out. He was walking around the locker room (after the game). He’s a little stiff, which you would anticipate, but we will be conservative in our approach because I don’t think we need to find out about Larry in the preseason.”
That sounds like Fitzgerald could miss preseason games if there is any worry about him, but like Whisenhunt said, it’s not like Fitz needs the practice.
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