Cardinals-Lions injury report: CB Robert Alford out with pectoral injury

Dec 17, 2021, 3:08 PM | Updated: 3:23 pm
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford (23) returns an interception trailed by Cleveland Browns...

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford (23) returns an interception trailed by Cleveland Browns wide receiver Anthony Schwartz (10) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

(AP Photo/David Richard)

The Arizona Cardinals enter the weekend with major names on the injury report heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Detroit Lions.

The team will not only lose receiver DeAndre Hopkins for at least the rest of the regular season due to a knee sprain but starting CB Robert Alford will miss Sunday’s game due to a pectoral injury.

In an upgrade from Thursday’s injury report, left guard Justin Pugh went from a non-participant to being limited on Friday. He has been recovering from a calf injury but on Thursday had an illness added on the injury report. He is questionable for Sunday.

Starting RB James Conner (ankle) was listed as a non-participant Wednesday and Thursday, but was limited on Friday. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he was optimistic that Conner would be available.

All of the defensive linemen on the injury report, including Jordan Phillips (thumb) and Corey Peters (knee) were limited at practice on Friday but are all questionable to play. Tight end Zach Ertz is also questionable for Sunday’s matchup after showing up as a limited participant Friday with a hamstring issue.

Notably for the Lions, tight end T.J. Hockenson is done for the season with a thumb injury. He was taken off the injury report and placed on IR.

Below are the full injury reports for the Cardinals (10-3) and Lions (1-11-1) ahead of their game in Detroit on Sunday.

Player Position Injury Wednesday* Thursday Friday Game Status
Robert Alford CB Pectoral DNP DNP DNP Out
DeAndre Hopkins WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
James Conner RB Ankle DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Leki Fotu DT Shoulder DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Zach Kerr DL Ribs DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Corey Peters DT Knee DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Jordan Phillips DL Thumb Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Zach Ertz TE Hamstring Limited Questionable
Justin Pugh OL Calf/illness Limited DNP Limited Questionable

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Julian Okwara LB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
D’Andre Swift RB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Alex Anzalone LB Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Will Holden OT NIR-Personal DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Jonah Jackson OG Back DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Michael Brockers DE Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Jalen Reeves-Maybin LB Shoulder Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Penei Sewell OT Shoulder Limited Full Full
Derrick Barnes LB Knee Limited Full Full
Austin Bryant LB Shoulder Limited Full Full


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