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Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu out 3-6 weeks with shoulder injury

Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) during an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

A day after a 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the news didn’t get much better for the Arizona Cardinals.

Head coach Bruce Arians confirmed Monday that safety Tyrann Mathieu will be out with a shoulder injury that he suffered during the loss to the Panthers.

Arians said that Mathieu partially dislocated his shoulder and that he will find out the length of his rehab in the next few days.

“It does not requires surgery so it could be anywhere from 3-6 weeks,” Arians said. “Ty’s a tough guy so we will wait and see.”

Mathieu has been plagued with injures since being drafted by the Cardinals in 2013. He missed the later parts of his rookie season with a torn ACL and missed time again late last year with a second torn ACL.

The good news for Mathieu is the shoulder injury isn’t expected to cost him his season. Nevertheless, the news was still a blow to the Cardinals, who enter their bye week fighting for a playoff spot with a 3-4-1 record.

Arians also confirmed that left tackle Jared Veldeheer will be placed on IR with a torn tricep. Arians said that John Wetzel will start in place of Veldheer.

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