In the fourth quarter, after Fitzgerald had come out and after he had his left hamstring wrapped with what looked to be an ice pack, Cardinals vice president of media relations Mark Dalton announced in the press box that Fitzgerald was out with a hamstring issue and his return would be questionable.
Fitzgerald did say this after the game: “I didn’t have much in the second half, just because I was fatigued. I didn’t want to be a liability for my team.”
However, Fitzgerald also talked about trying to “fight it out early,” which would suggest the hamstring was troublesome and could’ve led to fatigue. Fitzgerald said he “would’ve been good if I was 80 percent,” and also discussed his inability to separate from defensive backs and how the pregame adrenaline psyched him out a little bit.
Either way, Fitzgerald’s hamstring will continue to be a topic this week.