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Cardinals lose WR Jaron Brown to scapula fracture

TEMPE, Ariz. – Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown will miss the next four to six months as he recovers from fracturing his scapula, or shoulder blade, in Saturday’s 27-16 wild card loss to Carolina, Arizona coach Bruce Arians said.

Brown jogged off the field at Bank of America Stadium a few moments before halftime, beating his teammates to the locker room, with his left arm hanging low to his hip. Brown dropped his only target Saturday.

He finished the season with 22 receptions for 229 yards and touchdowns.

Brown was relied upon heavily when Larry Fitzgerald missed Weeks 12 and 13 with a knee injury, dropping a critical touchdown in the first half against Seattle. Brown found a role as Arizona’s fourth receiver behind Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown.

  • Arians said the Cardinals will “see what happens with [quarterback] Drew [Stanton]” in regards to him needing surgery on his right knee.