Cardinals news: DeAndre Hopkins assessment from GM amid absence – ClutchPoints

NFL star and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has already been ruled out for the team’s Week 11 contest against the Seattle Seahawks. However, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim provided an honest update on the progress of Hopkins ahead of Week 11.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will not play this weekend, but the team expects him back after the bye. https://t.co/B2hsczQpbs

— 98.7 Arizona Sports (@AZSports) November 20, 2021

Keim sounds encouraged that DeAndre Hopkins will be able to return after the team’s bye in Week 12. Particularly encouraging is the fact that Keim liked what he saw when he watched Hopkins run at Cardinals practice.

While hamstring injuries tend to linger, it’s nice that the Cardinals have a conveniently-placed bye next week, giving Hopkins extra time to recover. All signs are pointing to his return in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears, though time will ultimately tell.

Cardinals fans can be forgiven if they’re not quite as optimistic as Keim is in regards to Hopkins’ injury, given how limited the star wideout was the last time he was on the NFL field.

When fully healthy and on the field, there’s zero doubt that Hopkins is among the best wide receivers in the NFL, as evidenced by his four straight 1,000-yard seasons from 2017 to 2020.

The Cardinals’ push for the number-one seed in the NFC will be made that much easier if DeAndre Hopkins is back on the field.

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