Fitzgerald Ready For Season Opener
The Arizona Cardinals Pro-Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be healthy and ready for action this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
Fitzgerald was injured in the first preseason game against the Houston Texans and has sat out of play since. The diagnosis was a sprained MCL in his right knee.
Fitzgerald said that the coaching staff insisted on a cautious approach to his injury.
“I wanted to go earlier,” he said, “but they kept holding me out and I think that was good. Injured, you can be worst enemy sometimes. ”
Fitzgerald didn’t take off any plays even though he was on the sidelines. You would always see him talking to other receivers, right there when the quarterback came off the field, and in every team huddle. This shows exactly he was selected as one of the offense’s captains for the second year in a row, his dedication to the team cannot be matched by many.
He will now look to extend his streak of starting every single game of his career, currently 92 regular season games and eight postseason games.
“Every day I step out on the practice field, I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m doing the best and I’m following the lead of the best,” he said, “guys like Jerry Rice and Marvin Harrison and Cris Carter, Michael Irvin, Tim Brown. They set the blueprint on what it was to be a great receiver. All I have to do is try to follow it the best way I can.”
The Cardinals will play the Rams this Sunday on FOX at 1:15 MST.