Although nothing serious, the 29-year-old Fitzgerald tweaked his hamstring during Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Rams in St. Louis.
Handcuffed by an atrocious collection of quarterbacks since Kurt Warner retired in 2009, Fitzgerald looked reinvigorated teaming with Carson Palmer and caught eight passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns against St. Louis.
With a two-time Pro Bowler now under center in Arizona, the 6-foot-4, 217 pound Fitzgerald is nearly certain to play this weekend versus the Lions in Glendale.
Acquired from the Raiders for a sixth round draft choice in April and a conditional pick next spring, the 33-year-old Palmer performed well last season in “The Town” and threw 22 scores, in contrast to 14 interceptions, for 4,018 yards.
Considering the first overall selection in 2003 is still very productive on the gridiron, Palmer and Fitzgerald are poised to become a blistering tandem in the Valley of the Sun.
Accordingly, Arizona isn’t exactly one of the league’s sleepers or budding juggernauts.
Regardless, Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald will enliven the sports scene in the Phoenix metropolitan area and give Cardinals fans a reason to hope this autumn.by