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Cardinals TE Zach Ertz out for season after suffering knee injury

Arizona Cardinals Zach Ertz is out for the season after suffering a knee injury, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The 32-year-old tight end was carted off the field in the first quarter of Sunday’s matchup against the Rams. The details of his knee injury have not been disclosed at this time.  However, Ertz was seen wearing a brace after the game, and per ESPN’s Adam Schefter he underwent further testing and an MRI on Monday to learn the severity of his injury.

Ertz is in his 10th NFL season, having played with the Eagles from 2013-21. In 10 games for Arizona this season, Ertz had 47 catches for 406 yards and 4 touchdowns and led the Cards in receptions and touchdowns. Ertz passed Ozzie Newsome to move into 8th place all-time in catches for a tight end.

The Eagles traded Ertz to Arizona last October and moved forward with Dallas Goedert, who has proven himself to be one of the best tight ends in the NFL. During his time with the Eagles, Ertz had 579 catches, which ranks second in franchise history.

Ertz remains under contract for the 2023 and 2024 seasons with Arizona, with base salaries of nearly $9 million and nearly $8 million in those two seasons.

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