Cardinals Guard Likely Out For The Season

The Arizona Cardinals have suffered a massive loss today, with the announcement that star wide receiver Marquise Brown would be missing significant time, and while there's a good possibility that it's only six weeks, it's still a major blow to this team. The bad news didn't end there however, as starting left guard Justin Pugh appears to have suffered a season ending knee injury, which would be a brutal blow to any type of chemistry this offensive line has been building thus far in 2022.

The team is fortunate to get both DeAndre Hopkins back and the acquisition of Robbie Anderson, but Pugh is a solid veteran guard with 110 games played and started at the NFL level, and it may be tough for Arizona to replace his consistency on the left side.

This team is struggling mightily, in a way that none expected to begin 2022, and with no one else in the NFC West stepping up to take control of the division, so if they can solidify the left side of the offensive line, they'll be completely fine. Pugh is 32-years old, and with a good recovery, he still has plenty of time in the NFL, but for someone so consistent, it's devastating to see such an injury with a significant absence ahead.

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