Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins appears to be making a full recovery from his rib injury as a he was a full participant in practice on Friday. Hopkins made his return to the field on Thursday.
#AZCardinals star receiver DeAndre Hopkins returned to practice in full yesterday, dealing with a rib injury, which caused him to miss practice last week(3 rec, 21 yds vs Jags) Back on the field today as the Cards finish preps for their NFC West showdown with the #LARams pic.twitter.com/M1bDHCUyqZ— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) October 1, 2021
Hopkins had been dealing with his rib injury for over a week and was held out of practice all last week in the buildup to last Sunday’s contest at the Jacksonville Jaguars. In the 31-19 victory, he contributed three receptions for 21 yards in limited action.
The injury somewhat carried over into this week where he missed practice on Wednesday. But it appears that ‘Nuk’ is fully back into the fold and just in time for an important early-season NFC West showdown at the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday.
Fantasy football implications
With Hopkins seemingly ready-to-go, fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief and re-insert him into their lineups. He has a one-on-one showdown with Jalen Ramsey to overcome but he should be able to hold his own.