The Arizona Cardinals will be without running back Chris Johnson and safety Tyvon Branch for at least eight weeks as both players were placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
NFL rules allow for one player to be eligible to return to the active roster eight weeks after his injured reserve designation, so one of the two could return in early December while the other will miss the rest of the season.
Johnson and Branch are both dealing with groin injuries suffered during Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Both players are having sports hernia surgery according to reports. Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor are the other two backs on the Cards roster and Ellington has had his share of injuries in his career. The team, on Tuesday, re-signed running back Kerwynn Williams, who was released before the season began.
Sep 16, 2016 · 6:38 PM EDT
Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 2.
Sep 15, 2016 · 6:05 PM EDT
Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday.
Sep 14, 2016 · 8:02 PM EDT
Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.