Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins reportedly could return for the NFC Championship Game or the Super Bowl if the team makes it that far, according to ESPNs Adam Schefter.The report somewhat backs up comments made by Cardinals general manager Steve Keim on 98.7 FM Arizona Sports Will Fuller V Jersey show on Friday.Keim said he is not ruling out Hopkins returning "by the playoffs."However, Schefter reported that any po sibility of the All-Pro receiver taking the field before then is unrealistic.Hopkins suffered the reported torn MCL on Monday against the Los Angeles Rams after he was landed on by a defensive back in the end zone.Head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters on Friday Tua Tagovailoa Jersey that he believes the plan was for Hopkins to get surgery.Without Hopkins for the time being, the Cardinals will need to continue to rely on their depth to help get them deep into Miami Dolphins Home Office January.Scroll to ContinueIt appears the Cardinals will have that depth on Sunday at the Detroit Lions.Running back Chase Edmonds was activated on Saturday after he was designated to return from injured reserve last week. Running back James Conner and tight end Zach Ertz are expected to play after being ruled questionable on Friday, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. The Lions, though, will be mi sing some of their primary playmakers on Sunday.Running back D'Andre Swift and tight Shaquem Griffin Jersey end T.J. Hockenson will not suit up against the Cardinals.Hockenson is Detroits leading receiver the season, but he is done for the year after undergoing thumb surgery. Swift, one of the most dynamic young running backs in the league, has been ruled out with a shoulder i sue.To make matters worse for Detroit, safety Tracy Walker is reportedly out for Sunday Zach Thomas Jersey with an illne s. He was activated from the reserve COVID-19 list on Saturday.The Lions have already dealt with a depleted secondary the season, which has been exacerbated by a recent wave of COVID-19 cases on the team.Kickoff on Sunday from Ford Field in Detroit is set for 11 a.m. Arizona time.
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