Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Michael Floyd is nursing a hamstring injury and will be limited against the Carolina Panthers, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. Floyd practiced for the first time all week on Friday, but he was limited yet again.
The 26-year-old played through the injury during last weeks’ 6-6 tie against the Seattle Seahawks, however.
He has caught 19 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns so far this season. Floyd, who played his collegiate football at Notre Dame, was selected by the Cardinals in the first-round (13th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. The 6-3, 220-pounder flashed his potential during his first season, tallying 45 receptions for 562 yards and two scores.
In his second year, Floyd racked up 1,041 yards and five touchdowns off of 65 catches. He has failed to reach the 1,000-yard mark since, but he has still provided quarterback Carson Palmer with a dependable target alongside of future Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Floyd had been sort of an ironman for Arizona in his first four seasons, missing only one game. So, injuries are relatively new territory for the wide out.
After a 13-3 record and a trip to the NFC Championship Game last year, the Cardinals have been pretty disappointing thus far in 2016. They are just 3-3-1 and sit in second-place in the NFC West division behind the 4-1-1 Seahawks. In rather dire need of a win, Arizona will take on the struggling 1-5 Panthers in a rematch of last year’s conference championship game at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday afternoon.