Rashard Mendenhall experiencing tendinitis in knee
The injuries continue to pile up for the Arizona Cardinals during this training camp.
Rashard Mendenhall, who is expected to be the team’s starting tail back when the season gets under way, is experiencing tendinitis in his surgically-repaired knee. The tendinitis is usually normal for a guy coming of a knee surgery.
The veteran running back is going to take the next two days off, which includes today’s Red-White scrimmage. With Ryan Williams continued to be sidelined with a knee injury of his own, the Cardinals will only have three healthy running backs for the scrimmage, meaning there more than likely won’t be any goal line situations.
Mendenhall had surgery on his right ACL back in January of 2012. Largely because of it, Mendenhall managed to only play in six games last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Despite his recent injury history, the Cardinals signed him to a one-year, $2.5 million contract during the offseason though. With having cut Beanie Wells and with an often-injured Williams on the roster, Arizona was in the market for a starting caliber running back.
As for his current injury, lets hope it will only take a day or two for him to recover and he can be back out there on Monday in order to prepare for the Cardinals preseason opener on Friday against the Green Bay Packers. If both him and Williams miss an extended period of time, the Cards may have to look at the waiver wire to add to a body to the position.