The Arizona Cardinals will be without WR Rondale Moore for the sixth time this season. Moore previously missed the first three weeks of the year and is now on another stretch of absences due to a groin injury.
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When healthy, Rondale is averaging over 50 yards per game, including two 90+ yard games in Weeks 8 and 10.
But injuries are not a new trend for Moore, and they are starting to become a major concern for Arizona. At only 22 years old, he has already missed a total of nine games in his first two years in the NFL.
Even in college, injuries were a problem for the sneaky fast wide receiver. Moore’s college career at the University of Purdue was cut short due to a hamstring tear. The injury problem was a major reason why he slipped to the Cardinals in the second round of the 2021 draft, despite being a projected first-round pick.
Although the Cardinals will have Marquise Brown and DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona has yet to have all three receivers playing at once. Injuries and suspensions have been a constant source of contention for them this season.
This will especially play a role against a very talented Patriots pass defense. New England is in the top 10 for passing yards allowed (avg. 200), meaning the Cardinals could use all the help they can get.
You can catch this game on Monday night on ESPN at 6:15 Arizona time.