Rookie cornerback Rolle out for the season

By John Onan  |   Tuesday, October 04, 2005  |  Comments( 0 )

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The Arizona Cardinals announced they have lost rookie cornerback Antrel Rolle for the remainder of the season after doctors discovered the injury to his left knee was more severe than expected.

During surgery on Monday morning, ligament damage was discovered in Rolle's knee. He was originally expected to be out three or four weeks, so doctors could clean up what was believed was some cartilage problems. Rolle was said to have been shocked when informed that the knee injury was worse than originally thought.

After becoming the eighth overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Miami, Antrel Rolle was inserted in the starting lineup by head coach Dennis Green before training camp. He started the first three games for the Cardinals, and had 18 tackles before going down against the Seattle Seahawks.

He was replaced in the starting lineup this past Sunday night by Raymond Walls, as the Arizona Cardinals picked up their first win of the season against the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City.

Green said he hated to see such a talented player getting hurt, especially so early in the season. He also praised the guys who filled in against the 49ers and says that his team will march on.
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