Could Tyrann Mathieu play in the season opener?


It’s a lofty goal to achieve for Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu. Mathieu tore two ligaments in his knee in December and underwent surgery. Rehabilitation has followed and now we have a statement from Steve Keim that should make Arizona fans happy.

“We think there’s a chance that he’ll┬ábe back by the beginning of the season,” Keim told SiriusXM Radio, per

Keim was quoted in a Kevin Patra article in as saying it.

“He has been a gym rat,” Keim said. “He’s in here all the time. We have to kick him out of the building and tell him ‘Tyrann, go home for a little bit.’ He’s always in the training room doing his rehab.”


It’s an encouraging sign that Mathieu could be ready to go for the season-opener against San Diego. It certainly sounds much better than the potential of spending the first six weeks of the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

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