Injury update: Jackson, Tate and Mays

Injury update: Jackson, Tate and Mays
November 11, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Kareem Jackson left Sunday's game after the first quarter and is dealing with a chest contusion, interim head coach Wade Phillips said on Monday.

"There is an outside possibility, from what I’ve heard so far, that he could play this week," Phillips said. "I’m assuming that he would play in two weeks, but again, we’ll see where he is as the week goes along.”

Arian Foster will be placed on Injured Reserve at some point this week as he needs back surgery because of a disc problem. Ben Tate, who has taken over as the starter, said he talked to Foster on Friday.

"I think it’s tough for him," Tate said. "It’s not something that he wanted to do but I think for the longevity of his career, maybe it was the best thing for him to do at the time."

Tate is dealing with an injury of his own. He has played the last two weeks with four cracked ribs. He said the Monday after each game has been the toughest but he's getting better at dealing with the injury. He said some Cardinals players were targeting his injured ribs on Sunday.

"Some guys are going to be like that," Tate said. "That’s the players they are. You just have to know that and be aware and just try to protect myself. It’s a part of the game. Nothing you can really do about it."

Starting linebacker Joe Mays missed practice on Monday with an oblique injury. He was injured in the game but was able to return. The team is still evaluating him. 

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