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NFL: Report: Cards RB Chase Edmonds has high ankle sprain

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The Arizona Cardinals fear running back Chase Edmonds suffered a high ankle sprain on the first play of Sunday’s 31-17 win at San Francisco, NFL Network reported.

An MRI on Monday confirmed the severity of the sprain. Typical recovery time for such an injury is four to six weeks.

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury on Monday all but ruled out Edmonds for this week’s game against the Carolina Panthers, adding “we’ll see” about subsequent games. Edmonds could be headed to injured reserve.

The Cardinals (8-1) were already playing without starting quarterback Kyler Murray (ankle) and receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) but dominated the 49ers behind veteran QB Colt McCoy and running back James Conner.

Kingsbury didn’t provide an update Monday about Murray or Hopkins.

Edmonds, 25, ranks second on the team in rushing with 430 yards behind Conner (454). He also has 30 catches for 211 yards in nine starts.

Edmonds has rushed for 1,389 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 115 passes for 821 yards and five scores in 54 games (13 starts) since Arizona drafted him in the fourth round in 2018.

Also, Kingsbury said guard Justin Pugh is “day-to-day” and that guard Max Garcia aggravated his Achilles injury. Long snapper Aaron Brewer will miss “a couple weeks.”

The Cardinals host the Carolina Panthers (4-5) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

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