ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals’ T.J. Logan could be out 12 weeks for wrist surgery

Aug 4, 2017, 11:32 AM | Updated: Aug 5, 2017, 12:43 pm
Arizona Cardinals running back T.J. Logan (22) tries to elude defensive back Ironhead Gallon (47) d...
Arizona Cardinals running back T.J. Logan (22) tries to elude defensive back Ironhead Gallon (47) during an NFL football training camp Monday, July 24, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

T.J. Logan looked good in his Arizona Cardinals debut Thursday, gaining 24 yards on four carries while amassing 71 yards on two kick returns and another 10 yards on a punt.

Unfortunately, his effort in the Hall of Fame Game was dampened when he left with a wrist injury, which after the game had head coach Bruce Arians saying he would need x-rays but the hope was the injury would not be all that serious.

Well, it is.

“T.J. dislocated a wrist,” Arians said Saturday following the team’s first practice since the Hall of Fame Game. “Doing surgery, (he) should — looks like 12 weeks, so around Week 8 he’s possible for a return.”

Arians said it’s a tough blow for Logan, who had been carving out a role for himself on special teams as the primary kick and punt returner.

“He obviously looked electric on the kick returns and the punt returns, so somebody else has got to step up and do it,” he added.

The coach said running back Kerwynn Williams will get the first shot at returning kicks, with rookie wideout Chad Williams and first-year defensive back Rudy Ford up after him.

As for the running back room, Arians said the only sure-thing is starter David Johnson, meaning Chris Johnson, Williams, Elijhaa Penny, Andre Ellington and James Summers are left to battle for the final three spots out of camp.

Logan figured to be part of that battle as well, but now his career will be put on hold for a bit.

A fifth-round pick out of North Carolina, Logan had been impressive in training camp, showing the speed and quickness everyone expected while surprising some with his ability to block linebackers.

“He’s a dynamic guy. That’s why we drafted him,” Arians told the Arizona Cardinals Radio Network after Thursday’s game. “He loves running kickoffs back, he did a great job with the punts, he’s fearless — and he’s a running back, so it’s not like a receiver running with the ball.”

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