Tyrann Mathieu out for the season-- Mon Dec 21 6:30 pm --
Torn right ACL
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians announced S Tyrann Mathieu tore the ACL in his right knee making an interception late in the fourth quarter. The injury will sideline the third-year pro for the rest of the season as well as the teamís playoff run.
Itís a tough blow for the team, as Mathieu was having a banner year with 89 total tackles, five interceptions, one forced fumble, one sack and 16 passes defensed. There was talk that the former third-round pick was a candidate for the leagueís Defensive Player of the Year award.
FF Today's Take:This is the second major knee injury Mathieu has suffered in three years as a pro, as he tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee as a rookie in 2013. It's a crushing blow for the Cardinals, who will likely turn to Tony Jefferson to replace the "Honey Badger". Given how late in the season the injury occurred, Mathieu will likely be questionable for the start of the 2016 season.