Cardinals rookie Mathieu injures knee against Rams

Arizona Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu was carted off the field

with a left knee injury in the third quarter of the team’s game

Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.

Mathieu, having a sensational season at safety and several other

defensive back positions, returned the free kick following a Rams

safety and was buried in a pile of Ram tacklers.

As he jogged off the field, the knee buckled and Mathieu

collapsed on the ground. A cart immediately was called and he was

carried off the field.

Arizona drafted the ”Honey Badger” in the third round after he

spent a year away from football following his dismissal from the

LSU team for marijuana-related problems.

He quickly became an Arizona fan favorite.