NFL Football
Scoreboard|Stats|Standings|Teams|Players|Player News|Injuries|Transactions

Cardinals' DT Nkemdiche goes on IR with knee injury

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals are placing defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Nkemdiche, the Cardinals' first-round draft pick (29th overall) in 2016, was injured in Arizona's 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Coach Steve Wilks said Monday that the knee would require surgery but wouldn't give any other details.

Nkemdiche is the 15th Cardinals player to go on injured reserve this season.

After struggling with injuries and spotty performances in his first two seasons, Nkemdiche had some of his best games in recent weeks. His was the Cardinals' only significant injury in the Lions loss, Wilks said.

---

More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP-NFL

Updated December 10, 2018

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2019 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.