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Cards lose Veldheer for season; Mathieu out as well

The Sports Xchange

October 31, 2016 at 11:07 pm.

Oct 17, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Jared Veldheer (68) against the New York Jets at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 17, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Jared Veldheer (68) against the New York Jets at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals left tackle Jared Veldheer has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn triceps tendon in his right arm during Sunday’s 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Veldheer will undergo season-ending surgery, coach Bruce Arians said Monday.

John Wetzel replaced Veldheer for the rest of Sunday’s game and will take over for the veteran for the rest of the season, Arians said.

“He played extremely well in the 18 to 20 plays he played, he’s played very well every time we’ve asked him to play,” Arians said of Wetzel. “We feel very comfortable with him. Obviously, he’s not Jared, but he’ll be solid.”

Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu could be sidelined anywhere from three to six weeks after suffering a shoulder subluxation at Carolina. The injury won’t require surgery, Arians said, but he’s definitely ruling Mathieu out of the Cardinals’ next game on Nov. 13 against the visiting 49ers and most likely the game after that, on Nov. 20 at the Minnesota Vikings.

“We’ll know more about the length of his rehab in the next few days,” Arians said. ” … Ty’s a tough guy, so we’ll wait and see.”