David Johnson Injury: Fantasy Football Outlook & Status Updates

David Johnson

Getty Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson

The Arizona Cardinals and fantasy football players alike were given a scare on Sunday afternoon when star running back David Johnson left the Week 2 matchup. With the Cardinals facing the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, Johnson was sidelined late in the first quarter.

The news came that Johnson had suffered an apparent wrist injury, and it was revealed on the broadcast that he was questionable to return to the action. As ESPN’s Trey Wingo revealed, the scene was more than a bit concerning, as Johnson jogged off the field while barely moving his arm.

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Below is a photo of the scene after Johnson got to the sidelines and was getting checked out by the training staff.

While the severity of the wrist injury remains unknown, there’s an obvious reason for concern based on history.


David Johnson’s Previous Wrist Injury

This isn’t the first time Johnson has dealt with a wrist injury, and the last one sidelined him for nearly an entire season. The Cardinals star suffered a dislocated wrist in the 2017 season opener which sidelined him for the rest of the year.

He was coming off a season in which he racked up 1,239 rushing yards with 16 scores while adding 80 receptions for 879 yards and two additional touchdowns as a receiver. Johnson looked good in Arizona’s 2019 opener, rushing for 82 yards on 18 carries while also hauling in 6-of-7 targets for 55 yards and one score.

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