Arians: Larry Fitzgerald played at 80 percent

October, 22, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Whenever he was asked about his hamstring last week, Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had the same standard response: “I'm fine.”

Larry Fitzgerald
According to his head coach, Fitzgerald wasn't fine for Thursday night's game against Seattle and it might keep Fitzgerald out of Wednesday's practice.

On his weekly SiriusXM NFL Radio segment, Bruce Arians said Fitzgerald was at 80 percent during the Cardinals' 34-22 loss. Fitzgerald finished with two catches for 17 yards.

“It has bothered him,” Arians said. “He reinjured it a couple Fridays ago and he continues to try to gut it out and play. This rest has really helped him.”

Arizona has practiced just once since Thursday's game and Arians said there's a chance Fitzgerald may not practice Wednesday to allow the injury more time to recover. Fitzgerald was limited in practice last Monday and Tuesday but practiced fully last Wednesday. He was listed as probable for the game.

Last week, Arians said the injury was in a different area of the hamstring than the injury that hampered Fitzgerald in Week 2. Arizona hosts Atlanta at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.

“I want to see this thing healed up 100 percent,” Arians said.

Josh Weinfuss

ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter



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