This move comes as no surprise, as coach Bruce Arians announced Friday that Iupati would need to undergo surgery on his elbow to repair a bone spur. It was quite the turn of events, as the guard indicated a few days earlier that there was "100 percent chance" he would start this week. The injury is expected to keep him sidelined roughly eight weeks, which is around the time he will be eligible to returne from the IR-R.
Iupati (triceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Niners by head coach Bruce Arians, as he is expected to undergo surgery on his elbow to repair a bone spur, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN reports.
Iupati has been sidelined since going down in the Cardinals season opening loss at the hands of the Lions. The veteran guard indicated Monday there was a "100 percent chance" he would start this week, but that was clearly overly optimistic. He will presumably land on the injured reserve eligible to return list, and be sidelined eight weeks.
Iupati's optimism is certainly encouraging, but until he logs a full practice his status is still in question. Alex Boone would be in line to notch another start at left guard should the 30-year-old ultimately not be able to go.
Iupati (triceps) was officially ruled out for Week 2.
Iupati did not practice this week after playing 70 of 75 offensive snaps against the Lions in Week 1. Head coach Bruce Arians indicated Alex Boone will start in Iupati's absence.
Iupati was questionable entering Sunday's season opener after being limited at practice during the week. The veteran will start, which is great news for Carson Palmer and David Johnson.
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