The worst fears were confirmed by the team. Running back Marlon Mack is lost for the season with a torn Achilles injury.
In a potential setback for the Arizona Cardinals, newly signed running back Marlon Mack suffered an apparent leg injury during a training camp practice.
The incident occurred as Mack lost his footing while reaching for a short pass.
The running back, who signed with the Cardinals less than a week ago, has a history of dealing with challenging injuries throughout his career.
Although the severity of the injury remains uncertain, concerns are growing within the Cardinals’ organization. Mack’s injury adds uncertainty to the team’s running back lineup, which has been aiming to solidify its depth and performance.
Sad News: #Cardinals RB Marlon Mack was helped off the field after losing footing reaching for a short pass.
Mack signed less than a week ago and dealt with tough injuries through his career, hopefully it's not as bad as it looks. pic.twitter.com/hHhYiyxs79
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 8, 2023
Mack’s past achievements include an impressive 2018 season with the Indianapolis Colts, during which he scored 10 touchdowns and recorded 908 rushing yards in 12 games.
He continued his strong performance into the 2019 season with 1,091 rushing yards and eight touchdowns over 14 games.
However, the 27-year-old player faced a setback in 2020 when he suffered a torn Achilles tendon, leading to challenges in regaining his previous form.
Last season, Mack played six games with the Denver Broncos, gaining 84 yards on 16 carries.
The Cardinals’ running back roster includes a mix of talent behind starting runner James Conner.
Alongside Mack, the team has Ty’Son Williams, Keaontay Ingram, Corey Clement, and rookie Emari Demercado, providing depth and options for their rushing game.