According to ESPNs Chris Mortensen Arizona Cardi

first_imgAccording to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton will be sidelined for about four weeks with a partial tear of his ACL and a sprained MCL in his right knee.The four-week timeline puts a Stanton return around the NFC Divisional round of the postseason — a spot the Cardinals could earn automatic entry into should they secure one of the top two seeds in the NFC.Stanton suffered a Grade 2 sprain, or a partial tear, of the ACL which had been repaired in 2007, sources said. Initially, the team feared he had suffered full tear in Thursday’s win in St. Louis but an MRI alleviated those concerns.Stanton is listed as week-to-week and will likely need to wear a knee brace upon his return. Comments   Share   Top Stories The Cardinals defeated the St. Louis Rams 12-6 on Thursday, improving their record to an NFC-best 11-3. Arizona can clinch a playoff spot if either Detroit, Dallas or Philadelphia loses on Sunday. In the meantime, Ryan Lindley or Logan Thomas will replace Stanton as the starting QB. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img

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