UPDATE: The Cardinals are saying that quarterback Kevin Kolb has cartilage damage in his ribs and an SC joint sprain which will keep him out “an unspecified period of time.” The CT and MRI results showed no fracture in ribs or sternum. I’m guessing coach Ken Whisenhunt will address the quarterback situation and Kolb in particular tomorrow during his normal post-practice meeting with the media.
It’s another difficult injury to Kolb, who has now had three significant injuries since arriving in 2011. Last year, torn ligaments in his toe and a foot injury kept him out several games, and then he had a concussion that ended his season. With his injury leaving him on the sideline for an unknown amount of time, I’m not sure if they will think about adding another QB or stick with John Skelton and rookie Ryan Lindley. Obviously Skelton’s ankle prevented him from being available for a few weeks and the Cards stuck with the status quo and just two guys. Kolb will be coming back, so you don’t need someone for the rest of the year, a la 2007 when the Cards tried to go with Kurt Warner and Tim Rattay after Matt Leinart’s season-ending injury and were caught when Warner got hurt the very first game they tried it.
At least the Cardinals are going to Skelton, a guy who they felt was doing well enough to give him the starting job coming out of training camp. But clearly, this is not the ideal situation and yet another injury the Cardinals have to overcome. It hasn’t been a good year for that.
ESPN’s Adam Shefter is reporting that quarterback Kevin Kolb is going to be out a while. Quoting a “team source,” Shefter said Kolb will miss “several weeks” after he had multiple ribs detach from his sternum as well as suffering a sprained sternoclavicular joint in his chest area.
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