David Johnson injured in Cardinals game vs. Lions

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TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals turned to a familiar face to fill the void left by injured running back David Johnson.

Last season, Johnson racked up a league-leading 2,118 yards from scrimmage to go along with 20 total touchdowns. He suffered the wrist injury in the third quarter of Sunday's loss in Detroit.

With the aformentioned Johnson to miss up to two months of action, the running back starting role will fall to either Andre Ellington or Kerwynn Williams.

Johnson sought a second opinion after an early prognosis that he sustained a dislocated wrist in Sunday's 35-23 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Johnson is headed to injured reserve with the hope he will be able to return later this season. Logan on IR. Chris Johnson is an option to re-sign. He was placed on injured reserve on September 2 because of an undisclosed injury, and then released two days later. Johnson comes back to the Cardinals after not making the 53-man roster. Things may get very bad in Arizona.

Once again, Arizona will play the "next man up" moniker head coach Bruce Arians made famous. Although ineffective running the football, Johnson was having a solid performance as a receiver with six catches for 68 yards. Johnson against the 49ers in two games combined for 212 yards rushing and 74 receiving with four touchdowns.

The lack of quality depth at the running back position adds to the significance of the Johnson injury. Foster from the Patriots' practice squad. In addition to being the team's leading rusher past year, he was the second-leading receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald.

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