Every once in a while when I’m down in the locker room, I see second-round draft pick Cody Brown, the linebacker out for the season after hurting his right wrist in the preseason. Brown had surgery to repair the problem, but ending up on injured reserve as a rookie has been difficult. It’s usually hard for anyone, but especially for a guy just trying to establish himself in the league.
“I watch the games from the house,” Brown said. “I tried to go to the game and watch it from the stands and I couldn’t. I’d rather just watch it from home.”
Brown said he’s on track to be back for next season, although he doesn’t even start the rehabilitation process until next week. It’s too bad he got hurt; the Cardinals could use another set of fresh pass-rushing legs. That was true anyway but it gained importance when fellow rookie linebacker Will Davis ended up needing knee surgery last week. Davis still is walking with a limp but it was a relatively minor procedure and Davis said he has no doubt he will return this season — hopefully, before the end of the regular-season. Brown won’t have that option, and only the future will tell how much his progress will have been stunted — if at all — because he has had to sit.
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