Cardinals-Rams Wild Card injury report: Justin Pugh, Conner questionable
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.
#AZCardinals RB James Conner was back at practice Friday.
Also present were LB Isaiah Simmons and RB Jonathan Ward.
OL Justin Pugh was watching with a sleeve on his calf. pic.twitter.com/QYC2WxOdw8
— Tyler Drake (@Tdrake4sports) January 15, 2022
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: