ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals-Rams Wild Card injury report: Justin Pugh, Conner questionable

Jan 15, 2022, 2:23 PM
Justin Pugh #67 of the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium on October 03, 2021 in Inglewood, Californ...
Justin Pugh #67 of the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium on October 03, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals left guard Justin Pugh, running back James Conner and wide receiver Rondale Moore will all be game-day decisions on Monday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters on Saturday.

Kingsbury also said he was unsure what starting cornerback Marco Wilson’s availability will be, though the rookie practiced fully on Saturday.

Pugh practiced in a limited fashion due to a calf issue on Friday after he was a full participant on Thursday.

He watched from the side during the open portion on Saturday and did not practice.

“If (Pugh) weren’t able to go, that would not be ideal, but we have other guys who have played at a high level whether it’s (Sean) Harlow, Josh Jones,” Kingsbury said on Saturday.

Conner did not practice for two straight days with a ribs injury before participating in a limited fashion on Saturday.

Conner was active in the team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday but left with the injury after previously dealing with a heel issue.

His counterpart, Chase Edmonds, practiced in a limited fashion for a second consecutive day on Friday but said Thursday he’s feeling good to go. He was a full participant on Saturday.

Moore, who was limited for a third straight day, has not played since Week 15 due to an ankle injury, and Wilson has been sidelined for two games with a shoulder issue.

“(Wilson) hasn’t practiced much up until this week,” Kingsbury said. “We’ll see how he feels before the game. We’re hoping we can get him in some capacity.”

While J.J. Watt is not yet listed on the injury report because he is technically inactive, he was limited in his return to practice on Thursday and Friday. He was participating in the open part of practice on Saturday as well.

Designated to return from the injured reserve on Friday, Watt made his return to the practice field Thursday to use the ensuing days to test out his recovering shoulder. He said Wednesday that he will not risk the team’s success in order to make a return for the team’s first playoff game since the 2015 season.

“We just got to get to Monday and see what his comfort level is and what he feels like and what we think he can do for us,” Kingsbury said this week.

The full injury report is listed below:

Player Position Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game Status
Zach Allen DL Ankle DNP Limited Full
Kelvin Beachum OL NIR-Rest DNP
James Conner RB Ribs DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Zach Ertz TE NIR-Rest DNP
Antonio Hamilton CB Tooth DNP Limited Full
Rodney Hudson OL NIR-Rest DNP
Jonathan Ward RB Knee DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Chase Edmonds RB Ribs/Toe Limited Limited Full
Rondale Moore WR Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Jordan Phillips DL Knee Limited Limited Full Questionable
Marco Wilson CB Shoulder Limited Limited Full Questionable
Demetrius Harris TE Shoulder Full Full Full
Justin Pugh OL Calf Limited DNP Questionable
Isaiah Simmons LB NIR-Personal DNP

Player Position Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game Status
Aaron Donald DL NIR-Rest DNP Full Full
Leonard Floyd LB Back DNP Full Full
Buddy Howell RB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Taylor Rapp S Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Van Jefferson WR Shoulder Full Limited Limited Questionable
Matthew Stafford QB Toe Full Full Full
Darious Williams CB Shoulder Full Full Full

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