Cardinals RB Chris Johnson out 1-2 weeks with pulled hamstring

Aug 22, 2015, 5:53 PM | Updated: 10:32 pm

Newly-signed running back Chris Johnson did not make his Arizona Cardinals debut Saturday night against the San Diego Chargers

A pulled hamstring he suffered late in practice on Thursday will put the veteran on the table for a week or two, head coach Bruce Arians told the media after the game. The severity of the injury is not known, the coach said.

Johnson left the team’s last practice — Arizona was off Friday — with a wrap around the upper portion of his left leg, according to Arizona Sports’ Adam Green, but the seriousness of the injury was unknown.

Before the injury, Arians said that he expected Johnson to receive a handful of carries against San Diego.

Johnson had not practiced with an NFL team until the last several days. He signed with Arizona after recovering from being shot in the shoulder this March.

The Cardinals again started running back Andre Ellington with the first-team group. Ellington rushed twice for 12 yards.

Rookie back David Johnson stole the show afterward, rushing 13 times for 66 yards while catching two passes for 15 yards.

Arizona Cardinals

Kyler Murray #1 and Justin Pugh #67 of the Arizona Cardinals react after a penalty during the secon...
Arizona Sports

ESPN: OL Justin Pugh is Arizona Cardinals’ most underrated player

ESPN posted a list made by Football Outsiders of every team's most underrated player, and Justin Pugh was selected to represent the Cardinals.
21 hours ago
Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball during the game against the Los Ange...
Tyler Drake

NFC West offseason outlook: The San Francisco 49ers

The offseason has twisted and turned not only for the Cardinals but for the rest of the NFC West. A look at the current state of the 49ers:
21 hours ago
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters (98) walks out before an NFL game between the Arizo...
Nikash Nath

PFF’s Doug Kyed advises Arizona Cardinals to bring back DL Corey Peters

With the Cardinals' current roster construction, PFF's Doug Kyed believes Arizona should bring DL Corey Peters back once more in 2022.
3 days ago
Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. (77) protects his quarterback during the fi...
Sam Graveline

Cardinals take OT Paris Johnson Jr. in ESPN 2023 NFL mock draft

ESPN's Matt Miller thinks the Cardinals will beef up the offensive line in his first 2023 mock by selecting Ohio State OT Paris Johnson Jr.
5 days ago
Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, right, and Byron Murphy Jr. (7) celebrate after an NFL foo...
Wills Rice’s Patra ranks Cardinals’ cornerbacks among weakest rooms in league

The Cardinals enter training camp with a few question marks personnel-wise on the defensive side of the ball, especially at cornerback.
6 days ago
Nick Scott #33 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Zach Ertz #86 of the Arizona Cardinals after a recep...
Sam Graveline

PFF: Tight end shaping up to be biggest position battle for Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals head into training camp expecting to have healthy competition at a handful of positions, including at tight end.
7 days ago
Cardinals RB Chris Johnson out 1-2 weeks with pulled hamstring