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Arizona Cardinals running back Stepfan Taylor could miss ‘significant time’ with calf injury

Stepfan Taylor, RB, 5th round (140th overall)
A solid special teams player as well as a reliable runner, Taylor has appeared in 61 games (with four starts), though at no point has ever really threatened to take over as the lead back.

Career stats: 120 carries, 393 yards, 1 rushing TD; 20 receptions, 154 yards, 3 TDs; 13 special teams tackles

The Arizona Cardinals pulled out a dramatic 24-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium, but they didn’t walk away totally unscathed.

Running back Stepfan Taylor left the game with a calf injury and did not return. Head coach Bruce Arians updated Taylor’s condition Monday.

“The only person that it looks like he could miss some time is Stepfan Taylor,” Arians said. “Stef strained a calf and could miss some significant time.”

The injury comes just a week after Taylor’s breakout game. The second-year pro out of Stanford ran for a career-high 40 yards and a touchdown and added a receiving touchdown in the Cardinals’ 24-13 win over Oakland Oct. 5.

For the season, Taylor has 18 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown and six catches for 40 yards and two scores.

The Cardinals have dealt with their fair share of injuries this season, so they are well-equipped to deal with this one as well.

“Marion Grice will slide up the depth chart. Robert Hughes could get some time, depending on what the situation is and what package, but yeah, Marion will be the next guy up,” Arians said.

Grice, a rookie from Arizona State, made his pro debut Sunday, but didn’t get any carries. In fact, he played just one snap on special teams.

Hughes caught two passes for 13 yards Sunday. He has carried twice for two yards and caught four passes for 27 yards this season.