Cards’ safety Budda Baker’s severe ankle sprain is anticipated to keep him out for several weeks


The Arizona Cardinals, who have dropped their last two games as well as four of their previous five, received more bad news on Monday. Budda Baker, a two-time All-Pro safety, suffered a high ankle sprain and will be out for a number of weeks, according to NFL Network. According to the severity of the injury, Rapoport noted that Baker should be able to return in two to three weeks. Losing Baker is a setback for the Cardinals defense, which allowed the 31st-most points in the league. The safety, a four-time Pro Bowler, leads the Cardinals in tackles with 71, including the 11 stops he made in the Seahawks’ 31-21 defeat on Sunday. The Cardinals, who are now 3-6 and in last place in the NFC West, will travel to Los Angeles to play the Rams in Week 10 before hosting the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers before their bye week. On Monday, there was a dramatic decline in the likelihood of putting together a winning streak to return to the mix.