David Johnson Injury: Cards’ Running Back Expected to Miss Half the Season


Fantasy sports and by extension, NFL Fantasy Football, is our generation’s crack. The Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FTSA) reported that 59.3 North Americans play fantasy sports annually. First, who knew that there was a trade association for fantasy sports? Second, 60 million players, that’s a lot of vulgar team names, makeshift trophies, and draft nights. On Monday, Fantasy Football GMs lost their collective minds due to the injury to Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson. Johnson, a fantasy study, broke his wrist during Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. The injury will force Johnson to miss two to three months. The No. 1 rated fantasy running back on ESPN and NFL.com’s boards for 2017 is unavailable to thousands of fantasy players.

Fantasy Football pre-season projections for running back No. 1 are the new ‘Madden Curse.’ For the second year in a row, the #1 ranked fantasy player in the league will miss most of the season with an injury. Adrian Peterson tore his meniscus in 2016 and played in only three games.


Other Players Injured on Sunday

Somewhat lost in the ten sack defensive performance by the Jaguars defense was the injury to wide receiver Allen Robinson. As reported by SI.com, “The Jaguars…confirmed that Robinson tore his ACL and will be out for the season in a non-contact football move.” That’s a punch to the gut to head coach Doug Marrone. Jacksonville finally was showing progress and an ability to compete in the AFC South by defeating Houston Texans. Now they lose one of their key offensive playmakers.

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Danny Woodhead, an offensive sparkplug for the Baltimore Ravens, left their game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a strained left hamstring. The injury is serious, Woodhead had to be carted off the field. Earlier, Woodhead missed time during the preseason with an injury to the same leg.

Cardinals Make A Move

The Cardinals announced a couple of roster moves after placing David Johnson on IR with his wrist injury. Chris Johnson, the running back who was formerly known as ‘CJ2K,’ has joined the Cardinals.