The Arizona Cardinals defense is considered to be the strength of the team entering the 2014 season. But recent injuries have put that status in jepardy.
The defense has already suffered injuries to Tyrann Mathieu and Kevin Minter this preseason so when defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was taken off the field during practice today the Cardinals were certainly concerned.
It appears they have the right be be concerned as an MRI later revealed that Darnell Dockett has a torn ACL that will bring his season to a premature end.
An MRI on #Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett’s right knee reveals a torn ACL. He will require surgery and his season is over.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 19, 2014
The news of Dockett’s injury was not only big in Arizona. Dockett’s opponents quickly reached out over twitter to offer support and respect.
The injury is a blow to a Cardinals team that was riding a posiitve wave after the return of NFL Sack leader John Abraham. Now the coaching staff will have to try and replace Darnell Dockett’s considerable production on the defensive line.
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