Dec 8, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals player Tyrann Mathieu (32) reacts as he is taken off the field after suffering an injury in the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tyrann Mathieu staying positive after torn ACL, LCL

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu watched his rookie campaign come to an end on Sunday, when he went down with a torn ACL and MCL. Mathieu was devastated after suffering the injury, but he is keeping his head high and remaining positive as he prepares for surgery and his eventually rehab.

Mathieu understands that there could be a long and complicated rehab process ahead, but that won’t stop him from staying optimistic and looking towards what is to come in his career.

“I take the things I have been through and you learn from those,” Mathieu said, via the team’s website. “As far as the off-field issues, I feel like I have those kind of things in the bag. I’m still continuing that process. This injury, in addition to what I have been through off the field, hopefully those things can come together and make me stronger and more of a leader. I’m not really interested in the negatives or if people have anything negative to say. That’s not really my mindset. Everything is going to be positive.”

Mathieu was showing off his ball-hawking skills and knack for making a play that we remember from his time at LSU, so it is unfortunate to watch his year come to an end in this manner.

Hopefully, he will be able to have a full and speedy recovery and be able to return to the field in 2014.

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