During his weekly appearance on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM,
Stanton is dealing with a grade 2 MCL sprain, but the team has no established timetable for his return.
“Everybody heals differently,” Keim said. “Drew will be here around the clock rehabbing, and I know he’ll be ready to go as soon as possible.”
The grade 2 MCL sprain is the same knee injury suffered by wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who missed two games while recovering before returning in Week 14 and playing again on short rest Thursday. If Stanton matches that timetable, he'd be available for the first round of the playoffs should the Cardinals not land one of the two byes in the NFC. The Cardinals play the Seahawks and 49ers over the last two weeks of the regular season.
Stanton went down with a knee injury in the third quarter of Thursday's win over St. Louis. Arians said that Stanton "has a chance to return this season. It's a day to day thing." Arians was noncommittal when asked about his starter for Week 16 against Seattle.
"I'll sit down and think who I want to play."
According to a report from Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910,
Stanton was carted off the field Thursday against St. Louis with the injury. Coach Bruce Arians could provide more information when he addresses the media later in the day. If Stanton misses any game time, it appears as if Ryan Lindley will get the start over rookie Logan Thomas.
"I went with [Lindley] because of his experience, he has been in a stadium and played against these guys and this was not a time to put [Logan Thomas] out there," Arians said. "He is going to be a great player someday, but he is not ready for this yet. Ryan was more than ready; I really liked his poise and his confidence. I didn't feel like we had to scale it back, but I let him throw some balls and he made some nice throws."
Lindley completed four of his 10 passes for 30 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in relief. Stanton is due for an MRI on his injured knee, and depending on the severity of Stanton's injury, Lindley may get the start over Thomas come Week 16 against Seattle.
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