Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson will miss the rest of the regular season. According to Fox Sports 910’s Mike Jurecki, Johnson will miss six-to-eight weeks with his fractured tibia.
With the Cardinals expected to make the playoffs, there’s a chance that Johnson could return at that time. That also depends on if his tibia injury has healed good enough for him to get back onto the field.
This loss is definitely a damper on the team’s high-octane offense. But the team is definitely capable of making a deep playoff run.
As we reported last night, David Johnson is expected to replace Johnson as the featured back. If Andre Ellington, whose dealing with a nagging turf toe injury, could be the team’s starter if he’s able to beat this injury.
This is the first time that Johnson has missed games due to an injury in his eight-year career. This season, his first with the Cardinals, he appeared in 11 games.
In those games, he has a 196 carries for 814 yards and three touchdowns. He also has four games, where he’s rushed for 100-or-more yards.
It’ll be interesting to see if David Johnson can produce similar numbers in head coach Bruce Arians’ offense moving forward.