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.”

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals running back Eno Benjamin (26) runs past San Francisco 49ers safety Talanoa Hufan...
Kevin Zimmerman

Eno Benjamin ready to audition for Cardinals’ backup RB job

Eno Benjamin enters his third NFL season getting his first taste of standard organized team activities. And he has a big opportunity.
9 hours ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury speaks with the media after OTAs on Monday, May 23, 20...
Tyler Drake

‘Hard Knocks,’ more than just a series for Arizona Cardinals in 2022

While HBO's Hard Knocks series brings with it added distractions, the Cardinals are looking at the positives of giving fans a closer look.
9 hours ago
Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up before the NFL game at State Farm Sta...
Tyler Drake

Kyler Murray expected to attend Arizona Cardinals’ mandatory minicamp

Kyler Murray was a no-show for another voluntary workout but head coach Kliff Kingsbury anticipates the QB to be back for mandatory minicamp.
1 day ago
Darrell Daniels #81 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts during the first quarter of the game against th...
Kellan Olson

Former Arizona Cardinals TE Darrell Daniels signs with Houston Texans

Former Arizona Cardinals tight end Darrell Daniels signed with the Houston Texans on Monday, the team announced.
1 day ago
Dennis Gardeck #45 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts after Zaven Collins #25 of the Arizona Cardinals...
Kevin Zimmerman

Cardinals’ Dennis Gardeck says old knee injury impacted him in 2021

Dennis Gardeck really believed his repaired knee felt back to normal when we made a quick return from early 2021 surgery.
1 day ago
(HBO Photo)...
Tyler Drake

HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks In Season’ to feature Cardinals

The Cardinals will be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks In Season' for 2022, becoming the second NFL team to do so for the midseason series.
1 day ago
Cardinals’ T.J. Logan could be out 12 weeks for wrist surgery