Monday, August 8, 2011
Adrian Wilson's injury and implications
By Mike Sando
No one but Adrian Wilson knew how badly the Pro Bowl safety was injured last season.
Everyone knows how badly he's hurting in 2011.
Wilson, who suffered a biceps injury at Arizona Cardinals camp Saturday, expects to play through the injury pending a second opinion, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting.
Injuries are a touchy subject for players. An NFC West player I spoke with earlier in camp told me he suspected several teams went after his injured leg once injury reports made the condition known throughout the league. The player was not speaking for attribution.
Wilson underwent surgery this offseason to repair an abductor injury that likely affected his lateral movement and ability to change directions, one reason Wilson wasn't as effective in coverage. A tear in the biceps would be more apt to affect his tackling.
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is expected to address Wilson's status when he meets with reporters following a walk-through practice Monday morning at Northern Arizona University. Rashad Johnson would likely start if Wilson were sidelined. The team also reportedly plans to re-sign veteran safety Matt Ware.