GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu was carted off the field with a left knee injury in the third quarter of the team's game Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
Mathieu, having a sensational season at safety and several other defensive back positions, returned the free kick following a Rams safety and was buried in a pile of Ram tacklers.
As he jogged off the field, the knee buckled and Mathieu collapsed on the ground. A cart immediately was called and he was carried off the field.
Arizona drafted the "Honey Badger" in the third round after he spent a year away from football following his dismissal from the LSU team for marijuana-related problems.
He quickly became an Arizona fan favorite.