Cardinals' Antonio Hamilton Says His Skin Is '90% Healed' from 2nd-Degree Burns

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 7, 2022

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 21: Cornerback Antonio Hamilton #33 of the Arizona Cardinals runs onto the field during the NFL preseason game at State Farm Stadium on August 21, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. The Ravens defeated the Cardinals 24-17.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Hamilton says he is "90 percent healed" from second-degree burns suffered in a cooking accident at his home last month.

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Hamilton was cooking for his family late last month and spilt oil, resulting in several burns. The Cardinals placed him on the non-football injured list Monday, meaning he will have to sit out at least the first four games of the season.

Hamilton was projected to receive extended playing time in the Cardinals secondary. Coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Monday that the team is attempting to keep Hamilton engaged from a mental aspect.

“We’re hoping walkthroughs here in the near future to keep the mental sharp,” Kingsbury said. “We do a bunch of walkthroughs in the indoor, but we’ll see. It’s uncharted territory for me and I think for a lot people around here to see how that’s all going to heal up and then the timetable on it.”

Hamilton, 29, recorded a career-high 38 tackles while playing in all 17 games last season for Arizona.