Cards' Rolle out for the year
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals' first-round draft pick this year, cornerback Antrel Rolle, had arthroscopic surgery to repair his left knee Monday, and coach Dennis Green said Rolle would miss the rest of the season.
No roster move was immediately made, but Green didn't expect the former University of Miami cornerback, the No. 8 pick in April, to heal and complete rehabilitation in time to return.
Rolle played in three games, making 18 tackles (17 solo) before tearing meniscus cartilage during a 37-12 loss at Seattle on Sept. 25.
Rolle saw prominent Miami orthopedist John Uribe over the weekend, and Uribe did the operation.
"You hate to see any player get an injury that takes him out of the season, particularly since it's so early in the season and you hate to see your front-line guy taken out of the year," Green said. "But we'll march on with it. The guys that filled in did a pretty good job yesterday. They played hard and they kept pace with the rest of the guys on the defense."
David Macklin, Arizona's other starting cornerback, aggravated his left hamstring injury Sunday and had to leave the game, a 31-14 win over the ***** in Mexico City. Raymond Walls, who started at left corner in Rolle's absence, strained his left groin and also was sidelined.