Humphries is bouncing back from a Nov. 9 incident when the offensive lineman suffered a dislocated kneecap, torn medial patellofemoral ligament and torn quadriceps. He avoided the PUP list going into training camp after being limited in offseason practices, but he now seems to be practicing without restrictions. Humphries is expected to be the Cardinals' starting left tackle in 2018.
Humphries was limited throughout offseason activities as he continued to recover from a dislocated right kneecap and tore the medial patellofemoral ligament and quadriceps in his right leg -- an injury he suffered in the second half of last season. His absence from the PUP list is a reassuring sign that the tackle will be fully cleared for action by the time the regular season rolls around.
Humphries (knee) was limited at the Cardinals' first OTA practice Tuesday, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports. "I'm still a little timid in my steps here and there," Humphries said. "Just because I've been doing a lot of stuff on 'air' so this is my first time getting in front of people."
Humphries' third campaign, and second as a starter, was cut short Week 10, when he dislocated his right kneecap and tore the medial patellofemoral ligament and quadriceps in his right leg. Although his reps were capped Tuesday, he took part in every drill, occasionally subbing out to avoid undue strain on his lower body. There's an expectation the left tackle will be ready to roll by the regular-season opener, and his participation at the start of OTAs signals Humphries is on the right path.
The Cardinals evidently like how Humphries has developed since his disappointing rookie season. Moreover, the team must not be too concerned over his prospects of fully recovering from the dislocated kneecap that prematurely ended his 2017 season. Barring any delay in Humphries' recovery process, the 2015 first-round pick is expected to start at left tackle in advance of the 2018 campaign.
Humphries (knee) expects to be ready for Week 1 of the 2018 season, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Humphries' third season -- and second as a full-time starter -- ended in Week 10, when he sustained what was later termed a dislocated kneecap, torn medial patellofemoral ligament and torn quadriceps in his right leg. On Tuesday, he expressed uncertainty regarding the length of his recovery, as he heard differing timelines from doctors and the Cardinals. Nonetheless, the left tackle should be back in the fold well before the start of the upcoming campaign.
|5||10/7/18||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/11/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|