Coach Ken Whisenhunt said “it’s too early to say” he is optimistic about the three key injured Cardinals playing this week, but certainly Whiz sounded that way when talking about Anquan Boldin, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Calais Campbell.
Boldin will be getting an MRI on both his left knee and ankle today as a precaution and he is sore. But it’s tough to think Boldin, who was still walking on the ankle after the game, won’t find a way to play. Tests will be done on Campbell’s fractured left thumb and surgery remains possible. But Whisenhunt noted that both guard Reggie Wells and DRC played with broken fingers this season and he hopes Campbell can do the same casted up. Whiz said he talked to DRC and DRC has a “good range of motion” today. Of all three, it seemed Whisenhunt had the highest confidence in DRC’s return.
Whisenhunt also clarified the reason Larry Fitzgerald played the whole game, noting it was important to Fitz for the receiver to get his 13th touchdown (which set a personal high for a season) and to reach 100 catches (Fitz finished with 97). Whiz acknowledged Fitz could have been hurt and “you weigh those risks.”
By the way, the NFL released the dates and times for the divisional round, and for the Cards, it means this: If the Cards and Cowboys win, the Cardinals will play in New Orleans Saturday, Jan. 16, at 2:30 p.m. Arizona time. If the Cards and Eagles win, the Cards will play in Minnesota Sunday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. Arizona time.
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