Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians
revealed Monday that rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu tore both the ACL and LCL in
his left knee in the team's recent win over the St. Louis Rams.
The injury will sideline Mathieu for the final three regular-season games
while also putting his availability for the start of the 2014 campaign in
question. Arians told reporters that the former LSU star will undergo surgery
later this month and isn't likely to be medically cleared for the start of
next summer's training camp.
Mathieu had his left leg tangled while fielding a free kick that followed an
Arizona safety during the third quarter of the Cardinals' 30-10 victory over
the Rams on Sunday. He remained on the ground in obvious pain before being
carted to the locker room.
The 2013 third-round pick had started Arizona's last 10 games at safety and
currently ranks second on the team with 68 tackles. Mathieu added two
interceptions, one sack and nine passes defensed during his strong rookie
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