Cardinals WR Fitzgerald a game-day decision vs. Seahawks
TEMPE, Ariz. — Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be a game-day decision Sunday in Seattle, Arizona coach Bruce Arians said after Friday’s practice.
Fitzgerald suffered a Grade II MCL sprain in his left knee in last Sunday’s 14-6 win over Detroit. He left the game in the first half, but returned, played the entire second half and caught a pass for the first down that clinched the win.
Fitzgerald did not practice this week but has a history of playing through injuries.
"Practice at his age right now is overrated sometimes," Arians said. "Sometimes it can be good for you."
Arians said the decision will come down to whether Fitzgerald can help the team, not hurt it, either through ineffectiveness or re-injury.
Fitzgerald doesn’t want to miss the game given its implications to the NFC West and overall NFC races. The Cardinals lead the Seahawks and 49ers by three games in the division with six games to play. They also have at least a two-game lead over every NFC team for the No. 1 seed.
Fitzgerald has played in 110 consecutive regular-season games, last sitting out Dec. 2, 2007. That’s the second-longest active streak among NFL receivers. He has also caught a pass in 159 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL.
"I just take care of myself and try and be ready to go every week," Fitzgerald said Wednesday. "It’s a rough game, a rough business. You see every week someone is getting dinged up, banged around. It’s not like I haven’t played through a lot of different things."
Fitzgerald leads the team with 46 catches for a team-high 658 yards.