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Cardinals Injury Update: Todd Heap Hopes To Return Sunday Against 49ers

Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap has struggled with a hamstring injury all season, appearing in only five of the team's first nine games. Heap sat out of Sunday's 21-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles but the 31-year-old tight end hopes to return on Sunday against the 49ers, according to Heap during an interview on Arizona Sports 620.

In Heaps' words: "For me it's a day-to-day thing. It's been that way for a while now, I've had days that have set me back, that's what kind of happened last week so it's hard to say at this point...I'd love to be out there especially in a division game (against the 49ers this weekend)."

Heap has recorded only 13 receptions for 150 yards in his five games, but his return in the coming week could prove crucial for a second-half Cardinal resurgence. The Cardinals have won two straight games for the first time this year and could make it three straight in a big way if they can best the NFC West-leading San Francisco 49ers on the road this weekend.

Barring more trouble with his hamstring, Heap could be on the field for the first time since Week Four on Sunday.