Arizona Cardinals No. 2 wide receiver Michael Floyd has been slogging through an AC sprain over the past couple of weeks, and the irony is that his shoulder injury has coincided with some incredible breakout performances. Floyd has posted 193, 104, and 99 receiving yards in each of his past three games, and he’s turned into a staple in the Cardinals offense. A breakout has never been far away for Floyd, though, since he fits Bruce Arians’s scheme perfectly, usurped Andre Robert as the team’s No. 2 receiver, has always looked strong in the offseason, was great in college at Notre Dame, has all the physical tools, and has a better QB in Carson Palmer. Now that Palmer has been hitting his stride, it’s no surprise that Floyd has also taken off.
Floyd recently suffered a new injury to add to his shoulder injury, as he suffered a minor ankle injury (classified as a “roll”) in last week’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. With the shoulder injury subsiding into a non-story, Floyd is fully expected to play this week, since the ankle injury isn’t nearly serious enough to cause Floyd to miss any time. Arians stated earlier this week that he expects Floyd to play tomorrow against the rival St. Louis Rams, and Cardinals official site writer Kyle Odegard reports that Floyd stated that he practiced at about an 85-90% level this week and “should be ready” to face the Rams tomorrow.
To be honest with you, I would be very surprised if Floyd missed tomorrow’s game. He is only listed probable on the injury report, he practiced on Thursday and Friday, and he’s simply too tough to allow this ankle injury to cost him tomorrow’s game. I mean, an AC sprain is more severe than this ailment, and Floyd is also on a hot streak and knows it. He has a very favorable matchup tomorrow against a lousy Rams secondary, so we should expect another big day out of him.