The Arizona Cardinals are in the thick of the playoff hunt in the NFC and one player they need healthy is wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. There was some doubt as to whether or not Fitzgerald would be healthy enough to go on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks after he sustained a late game concussion this past Sunday.
But according to Cardinals beat writer Ken Somers, Fitzgerald has passed his concussion tests and head coach Bruce Arians expects his wide receiver to be able to play on Sunday.
Arians says Fitzgerald won’t practice in Wednesday but expects him to play in Seattle
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) December 18, 2013
The Cardinals have a revamped offensive attack that Fitzgerald has greatly benefited from at times and it’s something that Arizona is hoping can lead them on a playoff run. Arians coming to town has changed the fortunes of a team that fizzled bad last season but that looks like it won’t happen again. But Arizona needs to win their last two games to avoid a collapse and having Fitzgerald on the field greatly increases their playoff chances.
With the NFC North so topsy-turvy, Arizona is best off staying above water — and above the fledging Lions, Packers and Bears — in order to make the playoffs and getting this big receiver back on Sunday is news fans are rejoicing over.