The Arizona Cardinals had a large number of players listed in their injury report on Wednesday; 16 players to be exact. This is the first official injury report for this week, as updates will also be provided on Thursday and Friday.
Additionally, while not an injury, tight end Darrell Daniels has been placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list due to testing positive. He was also on the COVID list in August as a high-risk contact, which meant he was not vaccinated at the time.
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury recently said 100% of the squad is vaccinated so Daniels could come back after having two negative tests 24 hours apart. However, another issue is whether it is showing symptoms, which would delay its activation.
Daniels becomes the 20th instance (highest in the NFL) since the start of training camp for a Cardinals player on the COVID list. He is the 17th player because guard Justin Pugh and wide receiver Andy Isabella were also on the reserve list during the summer. Cardinals players spent 158 days on the COVID roster.
In another roster move, cornerback Rasul Douglas was signed by the Packers from the Cardinals practice squad.
Here are the details of the Cardinals and 49ers players on the injury report:
Full participants: Cornerback Marco Wilson (ribs), linebacker Dennis Gardeck (hand)
Limited participants: Tackle Kelvin Beachum (ribs), guard / tackle Justin Murray (back), running back Eno Benjamin (hamstrings), wide redeiver AJ Green (rest)
Did not participate: Cornerbacks Byron Murphy Jr. (ribs) and Antonio Hamilton (ankle), running backs Chase Edmonds (shoulder) and James Conner (personal), center Rodney Hudson (rest), linebacker Chandler Jones (rest), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (rest), tight end Maxx Williams (shoulder), guard Justin Pugh (hip), nose tackle Corey Peters (rest)
As for the San Francisco 49ers, their injury report looked much less complete on Wednesday.
Limited participants: Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee), running back Elijah Mitchell (shoulder), cornerback Josh Norman (chest)
Did not participate: Defensive end Samson Ebukam (hamstrings), quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (calf), tight end George Kittle (calf), center Alex Mack (rest), cornerback K’Waun Williams (calf), tackle Trent Williams (shoulder)
Asked about Garoppolo, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said, “It’s better today. Which is good news. Not enough, however, to let him go. But also, not enough to exclude it. Doctors always say give it another day; he has a chance. So, I still stand for that.
Regarding the details of the injury, Shanahan added, “We’re just waiting for the swelling to go down so he has a chance to do that and we might find out by going out and training. which is a good sign, compared to how we felt on Sunday night, but not enough to let it go out today.
The Cardinals host the 49ers on Sunday at State Farm Stadium as they try to move up to 5-0 this season with two solid wins over a tough NFC West division.
For a more in-depth look at Wednesday’s practice, click here to read our practice report.