TEMPE, Ariz. -- It looks like the time off helped Larry Fitzgerald.
The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver wasn’t listed on Wednesday’s injury report, but coach Bruce Arians wasn’t sure if his star was back to 100 percent. Quarterback Carson Palmer said Fitzgerald didn't do much in practice Monday, most likely giving his left hamstring an extra two days to heal before Wednesday's practice.
Before the Cardinals play Houston on Sunday, they will have played just one game in the last 23 days, and that's been the best therapy, Palmer said.
"You can get treatment on a lot of things, but a lot of the time the best remedy is just rest," Palmer said. "For Larry to have a good 10-day period where he really didn't do much and just had a chance to let that thing heal up, that will be really good for us in the second half of the season."
Running back Rashard Mendenhall was still on the injury report, however. He was limited with turf toe. Arians said Mendenhall isn’t quite healthy just yet.
“It’s not completely healed, but it’s a lot better,” Arians said.
Two Cardinals – right tackle Bradley Sowell and linebacker Daryl Washington – missed practice because of illness. Wide receiver Brittan Golden is still recovering from a pulled hamstring and was on the stationary bike for the open portion of practice.