Cardinals lose RB Johnson to wrist injury

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals lost way more than a game in their season opener in Detroit.

Star running back David Johnson dislocated a wrist, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, and probably will require surgery.

Arians said Johnson is seeking a second opinion. If the original prognosis is confirmed, the injury is the same as the one that sidelined rookie T.J. Logan in the preseason.

While he didn't give a timetable for Johnson, Arians said Logan is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks.

"It's always a huge blow to lose a top player but it's not the end of the world," Arians said at his Monday news conference. "We've got quality guys on our team. It's an opportunity for somebody to step up. David Johnson became David Johnson because of somebody's injury."

Arians was referring to Johnson's rookie season, when David took over as starter when Chris Johnson went down with a knee injury.

David Johnson likely is headed for injured reserve, not necessarily for the season but maybe for most of it. NFL rules allow up to two players to be brought back from IR.

"There's some big shoes for somebody to step into," right tackle Jared Veldheer said. "We need good running backs in our system, so we need somebody to step up."

Arians said Monday that the injury occurred late in the third quarter of Sunday's 35-23 loss at Detroit, when Johnson was hit hard after a catch at the Lions' 3-yard line. The next and final time Johnson touched the ball, he fumbled at the Cardinals' 10-yard line.

OLYMPICS

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Los Angeles has received its formal go-ahead to host the 2028 Olympics, getting a thumbs-up from the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission.

On Wednesday, the full IOC will award the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Games to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles had originally bid for 2024, but because of the new date, it had to make changes to its host contract.

The evaluation commission signed off on those Monday, saying that although details need to be finalized, it is confident LA can host in 2028.

PRO FOOTBALL

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - The NFL moved quickly in hopes of reversing a federal judge's decision that has blocked the league's six-game suspension of star Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott over a domestic violence case in Ohio.

The league asked the judge who ruled in Elliott's favor to stop the preliminary injunction that cleared last year's NFL rushing leader to play while the case is in court. A notice of appeal was also filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

The NFL's latest filings came about 12 hours after Elliott rushed for 104 yards in the Cowboys' 19-3 season-opening win over the New York Giants at home Sunday night.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are replacing their artificial turf field after just one regular-season game because of what some players said was a surface with too much give.

Since it was installed in May, the field also has been used by the New England Revolution.

"While it met the safety requirements of the NFL and MLS, it wasn't up to the standards of the Patriots and the Revolution," Patriots spokesman Stacey James said. "This was the first time all summer that we had a two-week window to replace it."

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano may consider making a quarterback change this week but acknowledges it would be a tough learning curve for backup Jacoby Brissett.

Scott Tolzien was 9 of 18 with 128 yards and no touchdowns in Sunday's 46-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He also threw two interceptions.

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