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Tag:Patrick Peterson Achilles tendon
Posted on: December 24, 2011 3:19 pm
Edited on: December 24, 2011 5:02 pm

Patrick Peterson leaves game with hurt Achilles

PetersonBy Josh Katzowitz

UPDATE: According to the Arizona Republic, Patrick Peterson suffered an Achilles sprain. It is not believed to be a long-term injury, but he also might not play in the team's season finale next week.


Patrick Peterson has been one of the most explosive rookies this season. Hell, on special teams, he’s been the most explosive kick returner of anybody in the NFL, returning four punts for touchdowns and averaging 15.9 yards per attempt.

But with the Cardinals down 23-0 to the Bengals, the news for the team got worse in the third quarter when Peterson left the game with a left Achilles injury. His return to the game is doubtful.

Peterson was in the process of intercepting Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton when the injury occurred (though that pick was taken back after Arizona was called for a roughing-the-passer penalty), and he limped off the field and to the locker room.

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