When it comes to the receiver position, Larry Fitzgerald's right knee is connected to Early Doucet's abdominal muscles.
Fitzgerald's sprain is causing coaches to be more cautious in bringing Doucet back from a muscle strain. Doucet is expected to miss Monday's preseason game at Tennessee and could miss the game in Chicago on Aug. 28, too.
"I would rather be conservative with Early and give him a chance to play the last preseason game (against Redskins on Sept. 2) and let him prepare for the season," Whisenhunt said. "I know how Early will push himself and he'll go out there and play with pain. That's our job as coaches and trainers to make sure he's available for the games that count."