Mathieu has fractured thumb, may miss 3 weeks
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona coach Bruce Arians says safety Tyrann Mathieu has a fractured left thumb and doctors are determining whether he will require surgery.
Arians says the best-case scenario is for Mathieu to have the thumb in a cast and be able to play next Sunday against Kansas City. The worst case scenario is for doctors to put a pin in the thumb, sidelining him for three weeks.
Mathieu was among four Cardinals hurt in their 29-17 loss at Atlanta on Sunday.
Arians says running back Andre Ellington has a hip pointer and probably won't be able to practice on Wednesdays. He usually takes Wednesdays off anyway because of his injured foot.