Phoenix, AZ (WAFB) - According to Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, safety Tyrann Mathieu will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
The former LSU Tiger tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Sunday night in Philadelphia, ending this all-pro type season.
"We have a little different bond, just because of where he came from, where I came from," Arians said. "I've just gotten real attached to him. I love the player but I love the person more."
Mathieu got hurt on what was his fifth interception of the season. As he came down and planted on his right leg, it buckled, and Mathieu immediately went down.
Mathieu tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee in 2013. Coming back from that injury kept him from fulfilling his potential in 2014, and Mathieu was driven for his self-described "savage season" this year to prove to all – and himself – greatness was still in his future.
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Mathieu was third on the team with 89 tackles, with a sack, the five interceptions and a team-best 16 pass deflections.