Arizona had sky high hopes for former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, but his surgically repaired right knee may may end his season long before the opening bell.
Last night against the Chargers, Mendenhall ran the ball six times for 47 yards before leaving the game with what he called “looseness” in his surgically repaired right knee.
Mendenhall is still awaiting the results of an MRI on the same knee he blew out in January 2012 while playing for the Steelers. Even if the news is positive, his troubled knee can not be ignored by fantasy owners on draft day. Simply put, his knee isn’t right and he is too much of a risk.
Mendenhall had to miss several Cardinals practices earlier in the month because of tendinitis in his bum knee.
This is terrible news for the Cardinals and fantasy owners, but not terribly surprising. His injury risk is why the Cardinals only offered him a one-year deal to begin with.