Larry Fitzgerald was limited today with his sore knee and coach Ken Whisenhunt said he will be likely limited again tomorrow as the Cards try to get their Pro Bowl receiver ready to play Sunday. But make no mistake, Fitzgerald said his bone bruise and right knee sprain shouldn’t keep him out in Detroit. He wants to play and doesn’t see why he wouldn’t. The injury is similar to what Steve Breaston suffered in the preseason but not nearly as bad. There isn’t the same amount of swelling, and it looks like Fitz is simply very lucky.
The same can’t be said for safety Matt Ware, of course. He’d be out 4-to-6 weeks with his knee injury, Whisenhunt said, and that was just too long to wait. So Ware went on injured reserve. Rookie Rashad Johnson will plug into Ware’s spot, and maybe veteran Ralph Brown.
Tackle Mike Gandy (pelvis) wasn’t at practice today, getting checked out again by a doctor. That does not bode well for the week. Obviously, Jeremy Bridges would step in for Gandy. UPDATE: Reserve defensive end Kenny Iwebema has already been ruled out for the game with a bad shoulder as well. UPDATE II: The Cards have changed Iwebema’s listing, changing him from “out” to “DNP.”
Tags: Jeremy Bridges, Kenny Iwebema, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Ware, Mike Gandy, Rashad Johnson, Steve Breaston
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