Posted May 22, 2012

Arizona Cardinals TE Jeff King injures right leg

NFL

Voluntary off-season workouts began today for the Arizona Cardinals and already they are dealing with an injury problem. Tight End Jeff King arrived to camp on crutches with his right leg in a brace, according to a tweet from the Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers.

Somers reports in a later tweet that King’s injury is football-related and was not caused by activity away from the sport. King himself declined to comment on the injury.

King averaged a career-high 10.0 yards per catch last season, his first with the Cardinals after five years with the Carolina Panthers. King gathered 27 receptions for 271 yards in 16 games in 2011-2012, making 10 starts. The Cardinals’ tight end corps also includes former Pro-Bowler Todd Heap, who achieved similar statistics to King’s last season in six fewer games.