Minter will now be able to return to the field after suffering a mild concussion this past Sunday. He could see his reps monitored in Monday's tilt with the Jets, though, in which case Joplo Bartu would likely see increased action.
Minter landed in the league's protocol after suffering a concussion last Thursday versus the 49ers, but his condition was initially described as "very mild," somewhat explaining his expected quick recovery. With the
While Minter is in the initial stages of the protocol, Arians told Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com that the linebacker's concussion is "very mild" and he "should be fine." Indeed, with a week and a half between games, Minter has plenty of time to achieve optimal health for the Cardinals' next game on Monday, Oct. 17 versus the Jets.
For an inside linebacker, Minter has been fairly quiet on the tackle front in his time as a starter. With 21 starts in his career, he's averaged 6.3 tackles (five solo) per game, while otherwise notching 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Laden with talent, the
Minter was limited in practice earlier in the week as a result of an ankle injury but returned to the field for Friday's practice session. The linebacker is expected to to start on Sunday, but his reps could be monitored heavily.
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