Arizona Cardinals rookie sensation Patrick Peterson has been a bright spot in an otherwise trying season. Along with several other young Cardinals players, Peterson has provided the team with a spark but no one else on the roster has given the team the lift that comes with an NFL record-tying four punt return touchdowns.
Peterson suffered a duel blow on Saturday against the Bengals when he hurt his Achilles tendon on an interception that was subsequently reversed by a questionable roughing the passer call. Peterson left the game and did not return, but fortunately, he appears to have avoided a severe injury.
The young up-and-coming star cornerback will have an MRI on Monday morning which is expected to reveal either a strain or tendinitis.
According to coach Ken Whisenhunt, Peterson wanted to return to the game on Saturday and hasn't been ruled out of playing the final game of the season against Seattle.
"I'm not going to sit here and say that (it's not a tear) because I don't want to create the bad mojo. Just based on the examination and how he feels and talking with him, we're optimistic that it's not going to be too bad," Whisenhunt said.