Cast comes off for David Johnson

Posted by Darren Urban on November 13, 2017 – 1:49 pm

David Johnson’s cast officially came off Monday, and the running back tweeted about it. That part has been expected. Now the wait is on a couple of other factors as to whether Johnson actually could/will return this season. There is no disputing Johnson wants to get back on the field. But he did acknowledge rehab has to still take place — Carson Palmer was talking Saturday about the loss of strength and muscle in that area for himself and Johnson. That’s a major factor, especially for a guy who needs power and strength in his wrist to both hold the ball and pass protect if needed. No way to really know how long that would take.

The other part is where the team fits into the equation. As with Palmer, one of the factors for a Johnson comeback is the very basic notion of, for what? Whenever Johnson comes back, it needs to be for a reason. Will the Cardinals still be in playoff consideration? Even if they are not, is there reason to want to get him back on the field for another reason, like to see how he’d work with Adrian Peterson? Perhaps.

The cast had to come off first though. And it has.

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6 Responses to “Cast comes off for David Johnson”

  1. By Johnson on Nov 13, 2017 | Reply

    Johnson to another Johnson – Would love to have you back but at the same time dont want any further injuries to you! All the best!

  2. By Coach K on Nov 13, 2017 | Reply

    Don’t rush back. Stay away and heal. 2019 is your year David

  3. By JQ on Nov 13, 2017 | Reply

    Thats the first good news since Preseason

  4. By CARDS62 on Nov 13, 2017 | Reply

    Lot of the season left so if he is healthy will be good to get him some work with AP Players can get injured anytime practicing football like D. Watson for Houston or in off season doing non football activities.
    Think it will be best to get David some actual game work and success this year to carry over to next year, but only if he is healthy and not too much work with this o line. Let Peterson get most of the work as this is what he wants instead of wins in New Orleans.

    Go Cards!

  5. By Scott H on Nov 14, 2017 | Reply

    Good for David! I hope his recovery stays on track and goes well.

    I really don’t think he needs to come back this year. I don’t think there will be a reason for him to do that. Let’s have him ready to roll for next year.

    Not sure what he will be coming back to next year, but whatever it is, it will fare a lot better with the best RB in the league to carry the load.

    Sigh….another off-season of wondering if Larry comes back, if Carson comes back, are we taking another shot with these guys? Oy vey, it’s gonna be a long one.

    Unless, of course, decisions get made right after the season.

  6. By georgiebird on Nov 14, 2017 | Reply

    Will DJ pay QB ? If not, see you in 2018-19.

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