Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald sprained his right knee in last night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.
On the third play of the third quarter, the 26-year old from Minneapolis, Minnesota tried to catch a pass from Kurt Warner, but Dashon Goldson landed on Fitzgerald’s knee; the reigning Pro Bowl MVP was helped off the field. Fitzgerald returned to the game later in the quarter, but didn’t catch another pass; he finished the game with just two catches for 22 yards.
“When he hurt his knee, we thought that there was a big scare, it might be something long-term,” said Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. “But obviously it was encouraging to see him come back. We’ll get him checked out.”
An MRI on Fitzgerald’s knee is scheduled for Tuesday.