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Mike Iupati | Guard | #76

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 331
College: Idaho
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (17) / SF
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Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.
It's his first practice since going down in Week 5. Coach Bruce Arians said Iupati "looked good" and is trending toward playing. Barring any setbacks, Iupati should return for Sunday night's game against Seattle. Oct 19 - 6:30 PM

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is hopeful LG Mike Iupati (ankle) will return for Week 7.

Iupati missed Monday night's win over the Jets after going down on Thursday Night Football in Week 5. He'll have had 17 days to heal up if he's active against the Seahawks on Sunday evening.
Oct 18 - 3:36 PM

Cardinals declared LG Mike Iupati, CB Brandon Williams, RB Kerwynn Williams, DT Olsen Pierre, TE Hakeem Valles, DT Ed Stinson, and DT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 6 against the Jets.

Iupati is expected to miss multiple weeks with ligament damage in his ankle.
Oct 17 - 7:01 PM

Fox Sports 910 Phoenix reports Cardinals LG Mike Iupati is expected to miss "2-4 weeks with a ligament tear" in his ankle.

With RG Evan Mathis already on injured reserve with an ankle injury, the Cardinals have serious questions on the interior of their line. Earl Watford and John Wetzel filled in after Mathis and Iupati exited against the 49ers, and they will likely get the first crack in the starting lineup. Arizona did sign Ulrick John late last week, but he is likely just a depth addition.
Oct 10 - 10:56 AM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati and RG Evan Mathis both departed Thursday's game against the 49ers with ankle injuries, and did not return.

Both players seemed pretty hobbled as they came off the field. If there's good news, it's that they both have 10 days to get healthy for Week 6. Even without his guards, David Johnson rushed for more yards than any back this season against the woeful 49ers.
Oct 6 - 11:16 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (neck) will start Sunday against the Bengals.

We assumed this would be the case after Iupati returned to a limited practice on Thursday. Iupati had to be hospitalized after his neck injury Sunday but was able to escape with just a double stinger. He never showed any concussion symptoms.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (neck) returned to a limited practice on Thursday and expects to play Sunday against the Bengals.

Iupati left last week's game in an ambulance but only suffered a bad stinger. He owns PFF's 16th highest guard grade out of 82 qualifiers.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said LG Mike Iupati (neck) has passed through the concussion protocol.

Iupati has also been cleared from a "really bad double stinger" in his neck he suffered last week against the Seahawks. Arians said Iupati "had no problems" lifting weights on Wednesday, and the team will "see what he can do" Thursday. His status for Week 11 is still up in the air.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Coach Bruce Arians said LG Mike Iupati (neck) has already been cleared for Week 11 against the Bengals.

Per Arians, Iupati suffered a "really bad double stinger" in his neck against the Seahawks last Sunday night. He had to be taken off the field in an ambulance, but Iupati quickly regained feeling after the temporary numbness.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 08:48:00 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (neck) is considered day to day.

It's the best news after Iupati was hauled off the field in an ambulance against the Seahawks.'s Rand Getlin terms Iupati's injury as a "stiff neck." Iupati could end up missing Week 11 out of an abundance of caution, but he doesn't appear to have a multi-week issue.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 02:18:00 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati was able to fly home with the team Sunday night.

Iupati was taken to the hospital after a helmet-to-helmet hit, but MRI and CT scans came back normal. The fact that Iupati was not kept overnight for observation is a great sign. His status for this week is unclear, but he appears to have escaped a long-term injury.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 08:03:00 AM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati was forced from Sunday night's Week 10 game with a neck injury.

Iupati had to be stretchered off after a helmet-to-helmet collision with Seahawks S Kam Chancellor. He was taken to a hospital for further evaluation, but MRI and CT Scans came back normal. Earl Watford replaced Iupati.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:51:00 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (knee) will start in Week 4.

It's an upgrade to Chris Johnson's fantasy outlook against a sub-par Rams run defense. Iupati is a road-grading run blocker, albeit sometimes a liability in pass protection. He missed the first three weeks with a torn meniscus.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Coach Bruce Arians said Iupati looked "a lot stronger" this week. Iupati was expected to play last week, but he dealt with soreness in his surgically-repaired knee after going through a week of limited work and was declared inactive. How his knee responds this week will determine his availability.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the 49ers.

Iupati is a game-time decision, but is expected to play. He's missed just over a month recovering from a knee scope. Iupati's return would be a run-blocking upgrade for Chris and David Johnson.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 03:48:00 PM

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