Mathieu “pretty good” after shoulder injury

Posted by Darren Urban on November 1, 2016 – 3:08 pm

Safety Tyrann Mathieu is going to miss some time with his shoulder injury, but he was in good spirits Tuesday after the Cardinals had meetings and their annual team photo. Mathieu hung out with some teammates in the locker room for more than an hour after the photo and said his mindset was “pretty good” even though he got hurt.

“It’s not something that’s going to keep me out for the rest of the season,” Mathieu said, echoing Bruce Arians’ thoughts previous.

Mathieu said he was in on a tackle trying to pull a Panther down and in the course of trying to brace himself, both his weight and the Panthers player’s weight fell on his arm.

“I kind of popped it back in, and then it felt like I lost some strength in it,” Mathieu said. “I played one more play and then I was like, ‘This doesn’t feel right.’ ”

Mathieu left after playing 16 defensive snaps. He was originally listed as probable to return, but he did not. Arians said Mathieu could miss up to 3-to-6 weeks, but Mathieu said he was hopeful it would more like 2-to-3. Arians seemed certain Mathieu would miss the Cardinals’ next game Nov. 13 at home against the 49ers, but there is a chance Mathieu could be back for the Nov. 20 road game in Minnesota. Mathieu will have to play with a harness once he returns.

“Once my shoulder gets stable, I’ll be good to go,” Mathieu said.

Tyrann Mathieu


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22 Responses to “Mathieu “pretty good” after shoulder injury”

  1. By TLT on Nov 1, 2016 | Reply

    Tyran tough…minded. Let see maybe if his knee brace comes off when he returns?! Maybe..

  2. By creditcard on Nov 1, 2016 | Reply

    I’m wondering if Mathieu’s contract with his limited number of games played due to his now three injuries are causing locker room strife. Hard to forget, one of my favorite players, Rashod Johnson (who was the glue in the secondary) was released for economic reasons.

    The team appears flat / non-emotional, and now injury riddled. Something is wrong, and I doubt if the reason(s) will be released to the public — at least during the season.

  3. By JR on Nov 1, 2016 | Reply

    A knee. Now a shoulder…too fragile..He’ll never be the same player…but he’ll continue to collect his millions as you and I struggle…

  4. By LadyBird04 on Nov 2, 2016 | Reply

    Ty never seems to perform well playing with a brace…will the addition of a shoulder harness impede his playing ability even more? He hasn’t played with the energy/strength/explosiveness this year at all…he was just beginning to show some real improvement and now he’s going to come back with another support device hampering his range of motion. Tough luck for this young man, not to even mention the team as a whole.

  5. By clssylssy on Nov 2, 2016 | Reply

    Going from the No.1 pick to win the SB, to not even being “on the bubble of contenders”…has got to be as demoralizing for the players as it is for the fans.
    And, as much as M. Bidwill talks about giving this team the tools necessary to succeed on the field, there seems to be a BIG disconnect, between what he says and the players Keim is getting to plug the numerous holes in our roster.
    This bye could be an opportunity for the organization to actively make moves that will spark some life back into a team with a lot of raw talent that isn’t finding the motivation to get the job done. This is what you get when you trade strong veteran leadership for inexperienced and undisciplined raw youth. So, since it appears that we are stubbornly going to stick with our youth driven position, perhaps we need to start offering incentives for sacks, TDs, interceptions, turnovers, FFs, and wins,(as it seems young players are only motivated by cash and celebrity) and assessing penalty fines for missed assignments, etc. Then, institute a strict weekly evaluation process so that only those who contributed to the success of the team get to keep their jobs at the end of the season. Borrow a page from BB’s book and let everyone (including the GM and coaches) know they are performing to keep their job!
    A “C” grade is totally unacceptable…you can’t even participate with a “C” in high school or college!

  6. By rod on Nov 2, 2016 | Reply

    Since he only played for one year in college I guess we didn’t have a history to go by but now we do. Looks like he’s smallish body just can’t take the banging. Unfortunate because he is the biggest BEAST per lbs in the league I think…

    Restructure his contract or place more protections in it would be prudent at this juncture.


  7. By Scott H on Nov 2, 2016 | Reply

    Love this kid but his tendency to injury is getting hard to ignore. I wonder if there will even be a point to trying to get him back this year….if we’re out of it ( as we may very well be), what IS the point? We may as well just let him sit out the rest of the year and ( hopefully? ) have him back at 100% for 2017. The WORST thing would be to have him come back this year for games that don’t matter and have him injure something else that will just set him back for 2017.

    The ONLY positive to this is that at least it wasn’t the knee again.

  8. By TucsonTim on Nov 2, 2016 | Reply

    Here we go again skipping practice. We’re so good we don’t need to practice??? Clearly, I lack insight. Because to me, this team looks like they need A LOT of practice. And now we have new players replacing the injured!? Kind of seems to me this would be a time to emphasize practice.

    How many practices do you think Belichick has skipped this season?

  9. By GARYHICKERSON on Nov 2, 2016 | Reply

    Ii think the CARDINALS do need a week off ,they are beat up and need to regain their health as much as possible!!(it worked for a 1-5 Carolina team!)then they need to practice as if the 49ers are 7-0 instead of 1-6,or the CARDINALS will find themselves at 3-5-1 instead of where they need to be (4-4-1).THE CARDINALS cant afford to loose any more games!!if they want any chance of winning the division, and a little better chance of being a wild card team!! GO CARDINALS !!

  10. By Dan on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    3 more years and he’ll be out of the league.

  11. By Kevin S Mesa on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    Ever notice that when a popular player (e.g., Mathieu) gets injured a lot, fans tend to call him “tough” or “resilient,” and when an unpopular player (e.g., Kolb) gets injured a lot, fans tend to call him “brittle” or “injury-prone”?

  12. By Kevin S Mesa on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    Unrelated to this post, but I saw that Campbell was fined for his sack on Cam.

    Can someone explain why Campbell’s hit should’ve been a penalty (and therefore he was fined after the fact), but Worley’s sack where he basically dives at Palmer’s lower leg, grabs him below the knee and twists him to the ground is not? Or was Worley fined after the fact as well?

  13. By Darren Urban on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    Kevin S —

    RE: Fines

    I am working on finding out more info. Hope to have a post by Friday afternoon.

  14. By clssylssy on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    Re: Campbell fine

    I think here, it’s the “squeeky wheel” principal, where the Panthers, Ron Rivera, Cam, and many fans have been voicing their dissatisfaction about the officiating (or lack thereof) that has occurred since week 1 when the Broncos wailed on Cam ‘s head like a drum and he suffered a concussion in weeks thereafter. Cam got an audience with the Commish and therefore a “token” fine handed down on Campbell. As BA stated previously, the NFL will have some BS answer.

    Perhaps the Cardinals should request some sort of token tribute for the replay “snafu” and egregious officiating that could have changed the game…maybe an extra draft pick, lol.

  15. By Darren Urban on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    Clssy —

    RE: Campbell

    It was a low hit. It should have been flagged, and it should be fined. I don’t think Cam’s comments impacted that.

  16. By Jeremy on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    Time to shut HB down and let him heal for the future which is clearly not now.

  17. By clssylssy on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    Yes, that’s right, however, I do think that because of all the who-ha about Cam being targeted and “treated like Shack” that the officials were EXTRA diligent in calling anything close to a hit on him, and not applying the same diligence to Palmer, e.g. Worley’s sack that amounted to what appeared more than just clipping? From everything I’ve heard and read, there was a lot of dissatisfaction with the officiating from all sides including commentators. Of course, I was being a bit sarcastic in joking about the “tribute token”, as those kinds of technical difficulties are not acknowledged as human error…perhaps BB is right in his judgement of technical do-dads! (LOL) What I find interesting is that, outside of this site there hasn’t been much mentioned about that “glitch” which, I would think would be the kind of thing that all teams would be concerned happening in a Championship game.

  18. By Darren Urban on Nov 4, 2016 | Reply

    Clssy —

    RE: Extra diligent

    Except they didn’t call Campbell for it at the time.

    Haven’t heard on Worley hit, if it was fined.

  19. By B.J. Rassam on Nov 3, 2016 | Reply

    The Cards are going to need Mathieu back if they are going to have a serious run to the playoffs.

  20. By clssylssy on Nov 4, 2016 | Reply

    On a different note…
    It’s too bad with Tyrann missing so much of the season (or so it seems because of his limitations when he was on the field) that DJ Swearinger wasn’t eligible for the ProBowl balloting. He has been a beast and sure would have gotten my vote! How does the selection process work? So many of these guys are not even playing by the time balloting takes place, it’s hard to vote for someone on the sidelines.

  21. By clssylssy on Nov 6, 2016 | Reply

    Kudos to Tyrann for his $1M donation to the LSU Tigers football program and his continued support and appreciation to the school that served as a springboard to his “new life” in the NFL. It’s always nice to see guys not forget where they came from and the, sometimes difficult, but character building road provided.
    That was a Heck of a Game, and I’m sure the Tigers would have loved to have the Honey Badger and Pat P on the field against the Tide, rather than cheering from the sidelines. Great football program, and Props to the Honey Badger!

  22. By dkerry5242 on Nov 6, 2016 | Reply

    Why is it that after a Cardinal signs a Big Contract they seem to get hurt that season?

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