Cardinals injury report: Arizona WR Christian Kirk ruled out vs. Lions

Sep 25, 2020, 12:26 PM | Updated: Sep 27, 2020, 10:35 am
Wide receiver Christian Kirk #13 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a reception during a NFL team train...
Wide receiver Christian Kirk #13 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a reception during a NFL team training camp at University of State Farm Stadium on August 17, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Christian Kirk did not participate in practice this week as the Cardinals prepare for the Detroit Lions, and Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday before the official injury report was released that the receiver will sit out Sunday at State Farm Stadium.

Kirk pulled his groin and missed some time in a Week 2 win against the Washington Football Team before returning to the field. He finished out that game. Going forward, Kingsbury said the wideout is week-to-week and he hopes the injury is not long-term.

The injury means second-year pros Andy Isabella and KeeSean Johnson could receive action against Detroit.

Johnson had been sidelined on the COVID-19/reserve list until this week, while Isabella has been used sparingly. Isabella did have two catches for 67 yards — 54 came on one deep reception — in Week 2 during Arizona’s 30-15 win over the Washington Football Team.

Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (ankle) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (neck) are questionable to play Sunday.

For the Lions (0-2), tight end Hunter Bryant is out Sunday. Safety C.J. Moore also popped up on the injury report with a calf issue. Receiver Kenny Golladay, who didn’t play in Weeks 1 or 2, returned to practice and will play on Sunday, according to reporter Ian Rapoport.

Safety C.J. Moore (calf) and tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot) are questionable, while corner Desmond Trufant is doubtful (hamstring).

Here’s a look at both of Arizona’s and Detroit’s injury reports for their Sunday bout at State Farm Stadium.

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Mason Cole C Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Larry Fitzgerald WR Not-injury related DNP Full Full
DeAndre Hopkins WR Not-injury related DNP Full Full
Christian Kirk WR Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
Dre Kirkpatrick CB Neck Limited Questionable
Jordan Phillips DT Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Byron Murphy CB Shoulder Limited Full Full
Budda Baker S Thumb Full Full Full

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Desmond Trufant CB Hamstring DNP Limited Limited Doubtful
Hunter Bryant TE Hamstring Limited DNP DNP Out
Kenny Golladay WR Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Halapoulivaati Vaitai OT Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Nick Williams DT Shoulder Limited Limited Full
C.J. Moore S Calf Full Limited DNP Questionable

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