Injuries: How Long Will Cards Miss Chase Edmonds?

Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds
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NFL Week 9 - The NFL retained last season's relaxed injured reserve rules for 2021, meaning that any player who is placed on injured reserve after the final roster cutdown day is eligible to return to practice after missing three weeks. As a result, we will continue to distinguish between players who will be placed on injured reserve (IR) and players who will likely miss the entire remainder of the season (Season).

Cardinals Halfback Chase Edmonds—Ankle (IR)

The Cardinals have confirmed that Chase Edmonds suffered a high-ankle sprain against the 49ers, which will keep him out for around a month. About 80% of high-ankle sprains to running backs cause an absence of at least three games, meaning the team will almost certainly place Edmonds on injured reserve, and 60% cause an absence of four or more weeks. However, Edmonds should be fine well in time for the playoffs, assuming the 7-1 Cardinals can clinch their spot in his absence. Backup James Conner scored three touchdowns after replacing Edmonds against the 49ers, and Conner will likely continue in the lead role until Edmonds returns.

Jets Safety Marcus Maye—Achilles (Season)

Jets safety Marcus Maye will miss the rest of the season after tearing his Achilles against the Colts. Maye is the second-leading tackler on the Jets, for whom he has started 60 of 70 possible games since being drafted in the second round in 2007. However, he is a free agent at the end of the season. He will now require surgery and a lengthy recovery period that will impact his participation in any future employer's offseason program.

Tight end Tyler Kroft will miss several weeks with a lacerated lung, but the team expects him to return this season.

Quarterback Mike White left the game with a forearm injury, but White expects to be fine for Week 10. The team also expects starter Zach Wilson to return to practice this week following his knee injury.

Panthers Center Matt Paradis—Knee (Season)

Matt Paradis tore his ACL against the Patriots and will miss the rest of the season. After signing from the Broncos in 2019 as a replacement for Ryan Kalil, Paradis had started every game and played almost every snap in Carolina until injuring his knee early against New England. He is a free agent at the end of the year, and the 32-year-old faces a struggle to be healthy in time for the start of the 2022 season.

Edge rusher Brian Burns suffered an ankle sprain on an uncalled foul by Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, who wrestled Burns to the ground following a Burns strip-sack of Jones. Most observers expect Jones to receive a fine from the league office this week. The Panthers are awaiting MRI results to determine the severity of Burns' injury.

Quarterback Sam Darnold played through a shoulder injury against the Patriots, and that injury will be scanned by MRI today. The team does not believe that the injury is major, but it is possible that he may miss time. In that event, P.J. Walker would start in his stead.

Ravens Safety DeShon Elliott—Biceps/Pectoral (Season)

DeShon Elliott tore his biceps and his pectoral against the Vikings, a pair of injuries that will both require surgery. Either injury on its own would have ended his season, coming this late in the year. Fortunately, even with both injuries, he should still be fine in time for the start of the team's offseason program.

49ers Right Tackle Mike McGlinchey—Quad (Season)

The latest victim of San Francisco's apparent injury curse, Mike McGlinchey tore his quad against the Cardinals and will miss the rest of the season. A 2018 first-round pick and All-Rookie selection, McGlinchey played 100% of the team's snaps at right tackle between the start of the 2020 season and his injury in Week 9. It is not yet clear who will replace him at right tackle, and whether that might force a reshuffle elsewhere on the offensive line.

Broncos Guard Graham Glasgow—Ankle (Season)

Broncos right guard Graham Glasgow fractured his ankle against the Cowboys and will miss the rest of the season. He should be fine for the beginning of the team's offseason program, but he will not play again in 2021.

Right tackle Bobby Massie suffered an injury variously described as knee/ankle, which suggests a MCL sprain or mild high-ankle sprain. He will likely miss a game or two, but if the injury is to his MCL, he may be able to return with the aid of a knee brace.

Cornerback Patrick Surtain also sprained his knee and did not return, but early indications are that he avoided major injury. Assuming the sprain is a mild MCL injury, which is the most common "minor" knee sprain, he is likely to miss two to four weeks.

Tight end Albert Okwuegbunam injured his ankle and defensive lineman McTelvin Agim also left the game with injuries, but no further news is yet available for either player.


The following players left their respective games with concussion symptoms and enter the league protocol:

  • Bills halfback Zack Moss
  • Bills defensive back Taron Johnson
  • Giants tight end Kaden Smith
  • Jaguars cornerback Chris Claybrooks
  • Patriots halfback Damian Harris
  • Patriots halfback Rhamondre Stephenson
  • Patriots punt returner Gunner Olszewski

Based on our current data, a growing majority of players now miss at least one game following a diagnosed concussion, but around 80% return within two weeks.

Other Injuries

Bengals backup safety and return specialist Brandon Wilson tore his ACL against the Browns and will miss the rest of the season. Linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither injured his foot and was spotted in a protective boot after the game, but no further specifics are yet public.

Browns cornerback Greedy Williams hurt his shoulder against the Bengals but is considered day-to-day. That suggests he is likely to play in Week 10.

Dolphins center Greg Mancz will likely miss Thursday night's game with the ankle injury he suffered against the Texans, but the team is still assessing the injury's severity. Tight end Durham Smythe injured his eye, but no further specifics are yet public.

Eagles cornerback Darius Slay injured his hamstring against the Chargers. Around 65% of hamstring injuries to defensive backs cause at least a one-game absence, but only 20% of players who suffer them miss more than three games. He should be back in the second half of November.

Falcons cornerback Kendall Sheffield also injured his hamstring. As with Darius Slay, above, he is likely to miss one to three games.

Giants halfback Devontae Booker hurt his hip against the Raiders, but indicated after the game that he could have returned if required.

Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence sprained his ankle against the Bills and will be limited in practice as a result, but his status for Week 10 does not appear to be in doubt. Cam Robinson hurt a muscle in his back, but he should also be fine to play in Week 10.

Packers cornerback Eric Stokes and defensive lineman Kenny Clark both left the loss in Kansas City with injuries, but head coach Matt LaFleur confirmed that there are no long-term concerns for either player. That does leave their status for Week 10 in doubt, however, so practice participation reports will tell us more about their immediate availability.

Patriots tight end Jonnu Smith re-injured his shoulder against the Panthers and left the game, but there has been nothing to suggest that there is any further cause for concern.

Raiders linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski and cornerback Keisean Nixon both left Sunday's defeat against the Giants with ankle injuries, but no further news is yet available for either player.

Saints nickel defender Chauncey Gardner-Johnson injured his foot against the Falcons and left the game, but head coach Sean Payton declined to give any specifics at his press conference. From him being carted off with his shoe off, it appears that Gardner-Johnson is likely to miss time, but without further specifics we cannot estimate just how long.

Vikings cornerback Bashaud Breeland injured his groin against the Ravens. Just under half of groin injuries to defensive backs cause missed time, but less than a quarter cause an absence longer than two games. Breeland should be back in mid-November.


6 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2021, 8:04pm

3 Meh

That's an old injury, apparently, and was disclosed this summer.  And it's a private issue, so I'd prefer you not discuss it. If only there was a simple, widely-available, internationally accepted and used by more than a billion people, FREE solution... but, really, none of my business.

And if we continue to discuss it, Dak Prescott will perform a citizen's arrest and bring us up on HIPPA violation charges. I read about it, so it must be true.

5 Correct spelling of HIPAA is…

In reply to by Bobman

Correct spelling of HIPAA is HIPAA. 


Whuel here, Eno Benjamin food guy to ass for fantasy rooster. C. Edmonds did not get many touches near goal line. James Connor got the action. Eno Benjamin bit more physical than Edmonds and might get goal line looks. 

2 Edmonds is not the factor you think he is.

The Cards have plenty of depth.

James Conner and Eno Benjamin will be fine until Edmonds comes back.

I'd be more concerned with losing linemen along the O-Line/D-Line.

4 So, I'm curious - and it may…

So, I'm curious - and it may be too hard to delve into now - but what do injury rates look like this year as opposed to last year and/or 2019? It seems like the number of season-enders is up this year, but, you know, anecdotal...