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Tue 1/18/22 4:33 PM

Hopkins (knee) is expected to be 100 percent within the next month, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
For the first time in his nine-year career, Hopkins missed significant time due to injury in 2021. First, he sat out Weeks 9-11 due to a hamstring strain, and after suiting up in Weeks 13 and 14, Hopkins suffered what was eventually revealed to be a sprained MCL that required surgery and a likely 2-4 month recovery. There was talk that he might be healthy enough to return if the Cardinals reached the NFC Championship Game, but the team was unceremoniously bounced from the playoffs by the Rams in the wild-card round. With no possibility of playing again during the current campaign, the 29-year-old will focus on rehabbing his knee and shouldn't have a problem being available for the offseason program. The composition of the receiving corps around Hopkins may be much different at that time due to the pending unrestricted free agencies of A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Zach Ertz and Maxx Williams (knee).