Smith, Housler in, Skelton, Sampson out

Posted by Darren Urban on September 1, 2011 – 5:31 pm

For the final preseason game, running back Alfonso Smith, who had been nursing a sore hamstring, will play tonight against Denver. Tight end Rob Housler (groin) will be available too.

Quarterback John Skelton (ankle) and wide receiver DeMarco Sampson (hamstring) will not. Skelton’s absence should mean playing time for newcomer Brodie Croyle.

Obviously, safety Adrian Wilson (biceps tear) and cornerback Michael Adams (knee) are still out. Adams said last week he is aiming to return to practice Monday so he can be ready for the opener, while we all know how badly Wilson would like to come back and be ready for Sept. 11.

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6 Responses to “Smith, Housler in, Skelton, Sampson out”

  1. By azcards88 on Sep 1, 2011 | Reply

    d do you think skelton being hurt opens the door for bartel to steal the #2 spot

  2. By Darren Urban on Sep 1, 2011 | Reply

    azcards88 —

    RE: Skelton injury

    I could see there being an opening. Especially if Skelton is still nursing it next week.

  3. By Rodgerscromartie17 on Sep 1, 2011 | Reply

    Why do we always lose our key players to start the season due to injurys during camp, if our players cant even make it out o camp alive than somethings wrong, a dub should not be hurt right now

  4. By Darren Urban on Sep 1, 2011 | Reply

    Rodgerscromartie —

    RE: Injuries

    Colleague of mine who covers another team made a great point to one of his fans: It just seems the cards “always” lose players because you are myopic and just watch the Cards. Other teams get hurt as well. Ask the Giants.

  5. By DW#1FAN on Sep 1, 2011 | Reply

    whatg players do we always lose? I am confused. thi is the first preseason i can think of that we had injury issues like this. Last year Larry had that knee issue that cost Lienart his job. I guess. but that was such a side note…. more of a scare than anything major. The year before that I guess Boldin had some issues but generally we are one of the healthiet teams in the NFL. Our starting payer injuries have to be one of the lowest in the NFL. this is what happend when a short offseason takes time away from our main man Jon Lott. Go Card!!! EArly injuries just elad to late season depth.

  6. By CrazyLady25 on Sep 2, 2011 | Reply


    There’s too many injuries in the wrong spots. Of the injuries: john skelton sustained a “high-ankle” sprain thanks to Levi Brown (who is one of the worst T in the league, but would probably be an awesome guard), Adams (knee), and adrian wilson is just a freak thing. Guys who have hamstring problems are going to be significantly up this year because of the CBA.

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