Surgery is a possibility, according to some reports. If this injury is serious enough to warrant a stint on short-term injured reserve, Johnson wouldn't' be available until the Cardinals' contest in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Johnson's injury occurred with 4:03 remaining in the third quarter of his team's 35-23 loss to the Detroit Lions. He was slow to get up after taking a big hit against the Detroit Lions, but he walked off the field under his own power.
Last season, Chris Johnson played in only four games for the Cardinals, carrying 25 times for 95 yards. The Scottsdale, AZ native and Saguaro High School graduate played in three games with New England as a rookie and had seven carries for 24 yards and one reception for two yards.
This is the second straight game that Johnson suffered an injury.
The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly fear Tuitt suffered a season-ending biceps injury in the team's Week 1 win against the Cleveland Browns.
That return without missing a game seems to be out the window now, if It was even realistic before.
Despite the precarious situation, the defense stepped up, stuffing back-to-back Johnson runs before nickelback Quandre Diggs broke up a pass just short of the goal line intended for Larry Fitzgerald. The NFL expanded the injured reserve this year to allow teams to recall two players off of injured reserve in a season rather than just one, so the Cardinals would keep one spot open should another key piece go down.
While he didn't give a timetable for Johnson, Arians said Logan is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks. He also led the National Football League with 2,118 all-purpose yards while averaging 4.2 yards per carry and 11 yards per reception.
With the move, Chris Johnson will likely get most of the carries against the Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis, followed by Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington, Eli Penny and D.J. Foster. Things may get very bad in Arizona.