The Arizona Cardinals‘ offensive line is one of the worst in football. It just got a little worse. Center Lyle Sendlein will be out for the rest of the season because of a torn MCL. However, as the story goes, Sendlein suffered the injury in the first possession of Sunday’s game. He did not leave the field until the game was done.
Sendlein had started 80 games for the Cardinals since their Super Bowl run. He is the very definition of a tough offensive linemen. He is the kind of player the Cardinals need on their team, so they can continue to make strides towards being a better football team.
Arizona already starts two rookies on the edge and will have to put another guy in there that has limited experience. Rich Ohrnberger is in his third year out of college and will have to fill a void from one of the best linemen on the team. Sendlein wanted to postpone his surgery until the end of the season, but the Cardinals made the right decision and are expected to place him on injured reserve shortly to free up a roster spot.
Injuries have plagued this Arizona team all season long and after losing seven straight games the season is over. The Cardinals need to deal with injuries very delicately for the rest of the season. If someone is injured they need to heal. Sit them down for the remainder of games if necessary. Winning games right now will only hurt the Cardinals looking forward to the 2013 season and beyond.
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