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Bruce Arians says Tyrann Mathieu may have torn ACL


Dec 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) runs the ball as he is defended by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington (58) and safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the first quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The season may be over fro one of the NFL’s most promising rookies. Arizona Cardinals rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu was removed from the game on a cart after suffering a left knee injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. Mathieu was hurt on a free kick after a Cardinals safety, and he was unable to make it off the field on his own:

He had to be assisted to the sideline, and even though the game has been over for less than an hour, they feel like they have a good idea of what injury he incurred. Head Coach Bruce Arians revealed after the game that he believes the young rookie suffered a torn ACL:

Mathieu entered the game with 67 combined tackles, one forced fumble, a sack and two interceptions. The former LSU Tigers All-American was kicked out of school in 2012 for drug use, but by all accounts, he’s completely turned his life around and become a model citizen.

This is very unfortunate setback in his career, and given his past, he’ll need a strong support system to ensure he doesn’t fall-back on old habits while he undergoes an extensive rehabilitation process.

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