Coach Ken Whisenhunt had his day-after press conference and, as you’d expect, much of the talk was about QB Kurt Warner. Not that there was anything new — Warner had a long talk with Whisenhunt on the plane flight home discussing strategy and Tennessee (Warner was even watching Titans video already) — and it certainly seems like it’ll be an upset if Warner isn’t able to play this coming week. He’ll have a baseline test (probably tomorrow) to test his head — again, at this point, he has “concussion-like symptoms” and has not officially been diagnosed with a concussion — and go from there.
— The other significant injury was the right knee bruise of CB Bryant McFadden, and as usual, Whisenhunt didn’t have anything new on that front. The injury isn’t feared to be serious, so from there, I guess we have to wait until Wednesday to see if McFadden can go. Even if he does end up playing this week, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him miss some practice time. But that’s just a guess.
— Whiz said LB Chike Okeafor (back) should return to practice. He didn’t make the trip to St. Louis because they didn’t want him sitting on a plane for three hours.
— Finally, Whisenhunt again was talking a lot about backup QB Matt Leinart. One key point: “There were a lot of things we didn’t allow him to do,” Whisenhunt said, noting the Cards preferred to stay “close to the vest” and avoid big losses or turnovers as the Rams dialed up heavier pressure.
Tags: Bryant McFadden, Chike Okeafor, Kurt Warner, Matt Leinart
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