The Cardinals got the news they had feared about David Johnson’s dislocated wrist. The running back will have surgery this week and miss two to three months, ESPN reported Tuesday.
1. His full name is Sergio Alejandro Dipp Walther. He was born in Mexicali, Mexico, in 1988 and attended university in Monterrey, where he studied communications.
2. He began working in media in 2009 while he was still in university, and he joined ESPN Deportes in 2013. He covered the London Olympics in 2012 and the Packers-Steelers Super Bowl in 2011.
3. He was a football player himself. In Mexico. He was listed as a defensive lineman.
4. He covers the other football, too; the world’s football. One of his biggest coups as a reporter was getting an in-depth story with Mexican soccer star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez in Germany. If you want to hear Dipp do work in his native language, check out this clip:
Coach Bruce Arians had hinted at that outcome and timeline Monday as the team awaited a second opinion, and another look merely ended up confirming the initial diagnosis. Johnson is headed to injured reserve with the hope that he’ll be able to return later this season, ESPN said.