TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals All-Professional pass-rusher Chandler Jones could have season-ending surgical procedure to restore a proper biceps harm, coach Kliff Kingsbury mentioned Wednesday morning.
Kingsbury pegged the restoration time for Jones’ surgical procedure at three to 4 months.
Jones had 19 sacks final season and sits at 97 for his profession, which is probably the most within the NFL since he entered the league in 2012.
“He is an amazing participant, as everyone knows. Nice particular person. Nice chief on this workforce, so it is not going to be straightforward,” Kingsbury mentioned.
After Jones left the sector due to the harm, he returned to the sideline and examined his biceps by pushing towards a teammate. However Jones was seen grimacing after one push after which sat on the bench holding his arm.
Jones’ presence has been a serious boon for the Cardinals’ protection. The 30-year-old was named to the NFL’s all-decade workforce for 2010-19. Simply his being on the sector this season has drawn common double-teams and chips, opening up one-on-one matchups for his teammates.
Jones might be changed by the rotation of gamers who’ve already been getting time at outdoors linebacker, particularly Haason Reddick, Kylie Fitts and Dennis Gardeck, the previous undrafted free agent who had two sacks Sunday within the first defensive snaps of his profession.
“We’ve got some guys which have seen enjoying time this yr and can proceed to play and get extra,” Kingsbury mentioned. “So it will be a rotation of fellows that we have seen on the market which we’ll simply see on the market extra.”