Nkemdiche's sophomore season was marred by injury issues again, and he managed to record a tackle in only six of the 12 games he appeared in. The 2016 first-round pick has played in only 17 games across his first two seasons in the NFL.
Nkemdiche started the week not practicing, but he was a full participant Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 23-year-old has nine tackles and zero sacks in 10 games this season and should serve in his usual role in the Cardinals' defensive line rotation Sunday.
Nkemdiche injured his wrist during Sunday's loss to the Redskins. While he didn't practice Wednesday, he was seen working off to the side with a trainer, according to Josh Winfuss of ESPN.com. His status for Sunday's matchup with the Giants currently is up in the air.
Nkemdiche will not return to Sunday's game against the Redskins with a wrist injury, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
The Cardinals were already short-handed at defensive end with Josh Mauro inactive, and will now be without Nkemdiche for the rest of Sunday's game. Olsen Pierre and Xavier Williams are the available options for Arizona at defensive end.
Nkemdiche (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Kent Somers of AZCentral Sports reports.
Nkemdiche suffered a minor ankle sprain Sunday against the Jaguars -- which left the defensive end limited in practice Wednesday. However, his full participation Thursday indicates Nkemdiche should be all set to go for Sunday's battle with the Rams.
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