Arizona Cardinals Running Back Marlon Mack Suffers Devastating Injury

The early days of training camp have claimed yet another player. Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon revealed Wednesday that running back Marlon Mack had suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the entirety of the 2023 season. Mack signed with the Cardinals five days ago and had to be helped off the field during Tuesday's practice. An MRI revealed the Achilles tear, ending his season before it could begin.

Mack was once one of the league's most promising young backs. From 2018 to 2019, he compiled 1999 rushing yards with 17 rushing touchdowns at an impressive 4.5 yards per carry with the Indianapolis Colts.

Unfortunately, Mack hit a string of bad luck beginning in 2020. He tore his Achilles in a Week 1 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars and has struggled to reestablish himself in the years since. He has appeared in only 14 games over the past two seasons, totalling a mere 292 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns over stints with the Colts, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers.

Already fighting for opportunities on the fringes of NFL rosters and now facing his second torn Achilles in three years, Mack has a long road to recovery ahead of him. Hopefully, his luck will turn around, and he'll have a chance to prove himself worthy of a roster spot next summer.

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