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Mike Iupati | Guard

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 331
College: Idaho
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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. Nov 20 - 3:25 PM

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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.
Nov 19 - 4:07 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
Nov 19 - 10:32 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.
Nov 17 - 8:48 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.
Nov 16 - 2:18 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.
Nov 16 - 8:03 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.
Nov 15 - 9:51 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.
Oct 2 - 3:43 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.
Oct 1 - 10:08 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.
Sep 26 - 3:48 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (knee) is expected to make his season debut Week 3.

Iupati underwent a knee scope and meniscus repair in mid-August. He practiced on a limited basis last week and will likely take his post at left guard against his former team, the 49ers, next Sunday. The Cardinals gave Iupati $22.5 million guaranteed in March. He should be a big help to the running game.
Sep 21 - 6:36 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (meniscus) got in a limited practice Wednesday.

Iupati is unlikely to play this week, but a return Week 3 against the 49ers is a possibility. Iupati was drafted by the 49ers in 2010 and played his first five seasons in San Francisco. The Cardinals' offensive line held up well without Iupati against the Saints' impotent pass rush, and they should do the same this week against the Bears.
Source: ESPN
Sep 17 - 8:43 AM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati (meniscus) didn't suit up for Tuesday's practice.

Just a few weeks removed from a torn meniscus, Iupati is an extreme long shot to play in Sunday's season opener against the Saints. He was given a 6-to-8 week timetable after his surgery. If that holds up, we should see Iupati back in uniform sometime in early October.
Sep 8 - 2:19 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati's knee surgery was to repair a torn left meniscus.

Coach Bruce Arians puts Iupati's timeline at 3-8 weeks, which is slightly better than the originally announced 6-8 weeks. Iupati is an extreme long-shot for the Cardinals' Sept. 13 opener, and could miss the entire first month of the season. Ted Larsen will start in the interim.
Aug 20 - 2:04 PM

Cardinals LG Mike Iupati will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery this week.

Iupati will be sidelined 6-8 weeks. It's another blow to an offensive line that will be without RT Bobby Massie for the first three games, and recently was forced to re-sign liability C Lyle Sendlein due to interior line woes. The Cardinals will turn back to Ted Larsen as Iupati's replacement. Arizona's offensive line play is a major trouble spot going into the season.
Aug 19 - 6:24 PM

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