He eventually did suit up, though, was extremely ineffective and eventually was taken out of the game as he simply couldn’t keep up with the pace thanks to his nagging hamstring.
It was reported prior to the game that Fitzgerald was around ’80%’, a notion that Fitzgerald laughed off after the game, suggesting he ‘wished’ he was as good as that.
Apparently feeling better, Fitzgerald asked Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians if he could practice Wednesday, but he was denied as Arians told him to stay on the sideline:
Receiver Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was held out of practice by Arians.
“He wants to practice; I’m not letting him,” Arians said. “I do not want him aggravating that again. We’ll take that day to day.”
Fitzgerald is capable of missing practice all week and playing on Sunday. Not all players are, Arians said.
Given Fitzgerald’s desire to practice mid-week, it’s a likely sign his hamstring is feeling better. There’s no reason to practice him as they can give him a few more days rest before Sunday, where he’s likely to play barring any setbacks.