Arizona Cardinals' LB O'Brien Schofield is Out for the Year

By Kase Brammer
O'Brien Schofield Arizona Cardinals
Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

More bad luck for the Arizona Cardinals, or I guess you could say, or sing, “Another one bites the dust”. LB O’Brien Schofield will miss the remainder of the season due to surgery on his ankle. The Linebacker tore ligaments after teammate Darnell Dockett rolled into him.  The Cardinals placed him on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Schofield is a man that is use to injuries at this point in his career. Coming back from torn ACLs the past two seasons has got to be frustrating for the 3rd year man. LB Quentin Groves, his backup, says it’s unfortunate, but we got to keep the ball rolling. The man is right. The Cardinals have not done well when adversity is staring them right in the face. Five straight losses wears on a man’s confidence.

Groves has done well when he is in the game and I’m sure the added playing time will only make him improve. The Cardinals have run into some bad luck this season. It is possible to bounce back, but it is now unlikely. Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt is now on the hot seat. He has to make an effort to keep his job. It doesn’t have to translate into a playoff push, but something to show he can adapt should be all the Cardinals need.

Schofield improved drastically this year and he will be missed. It will be up to the rest of the defense to pick up the slack if Groves cannot get the  job done.


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