Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury throughout the whole season that has limited his abilities. Fitzgerald could be held out of Wednesday’s practice by head coach Bruce Arians according to FOXSports1 Senior NFL reporter Alex Marvez.
.@AZCardinals HC Bruce Arians said he’s leaning toward holding Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) out of Weds practice 4 additional healing time
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) October 23, 2013
If Fitzgerald is held out for Wednesday, it actually helps him and the Cardinals offense. A healthier Fitzgerald makes defenses wary and nervous. It also makes Carson Palmer look like a better quarterback instead of throwing interceptions.
The Cardinals next game is on Sunday against a depleted and injured Atlanta Falcons team. The Cardinals who are 3-4 need this win to be 4-4 going into the bye week which isn’t bad at all.
Fitzgerald could be a huge playmaker in Sunday’s game adding a couple of touchdowns to his season total of four. Also Fitzgerald can help open up the passing game for Michael Floyd, who has stepped up big time this season. Floyd has 403 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Finally it will open up the passing game for Andre Roberts and Jaron Brown in multiple wide receiver sets.