Kolb leaves practice with thigh injury

Posted by Darren Urban on July 30, 2012 – 5:36 pm

Practice was almost over this afternoon when quarterback Kevin Kolb handed the ball off to William Powell in a two-minute drill and then ended up on the ground. Turned out he took a knee to his right thigh. After a couple of minutes with head athletic trainer Tom Reed, he limped off the field on his own to go into the training room. The team called it a thigh bruise for now, but it will be evaluated.

The Cards don’t have a practice until Tuesday afternoon. Coach Ken Whisenhunt talks again at lunch time and I’d assume he’ll have an update then.

P.S. When Kolb came out of the training room he was healthy enough to sign some autographs (the picture is from Cards media relations maven Mark Dalton). After he went to the locker room and got cleaned up, he signed some more, and was still signing when I just left.

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58 Responses to “Kolb leaves practice with thigh injury”

  1. By Scott H on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kinda ominous…c’mon, man! Can’t this guy just get through a week of practice ( hell, a couple of DAYS would even be nice right now! ) without hurting something??? DAMN….

  2. By sackman on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’ll try not to read anything into this, but here we go again. Kolb injured! Did I also here the Offense struggled against the Defense? Is Anderson back on the team? Here we go again!!!

  3. By hummer53 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. was drill full speed. No red shirts for QB’s? Will be interesting to see how much time KK misses if any. Might be safer to play a few snaps in HOF game than to expose him to KC defense next week. KK can’t fall behind. A month goes by fast now with all the non-pad days.

  4. By Thomas77 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Good time to see how he’s gonna continue to handle injuries…

  5. By AndyStandsUp on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, wonderful. (SMH)
    Probably out for a week or two if a deep bruise.

    Was Kolb wearing the thigh pad which is mandated for next season?

  6. By Eric Y on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe it just is was it is…

  7. By whythecardinals on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s go Kevin… you can do this. Come on, Young Man… Rise up! It’s time to come alive and hush these folks that have losed faith… We are looking for a leader…. It is time! Time to believe… Rise up, Big Dog!

  8. By NYCardinals212 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Am I the only one who read the article?

  9. By NYCardinals212 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

  10. By iammattyoung on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully just a bruise. Should be fine in a couple days, and should still be able to practice

  11. By Eric Y on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe it just is what it is…

  12. By Marcelo on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Last chance to Skelton shows how good he can be…

  13. By tucsteve on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    i see people like blowing this out of proportion just cause its kolb

  14. By zbot on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    it is kind of hard not to read anything into this. is he a “glass man” or just unlucky?

  15. By Sean K on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Darren, shouldn’t our starting quarterback be invincible?

  16. By drummer-1 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kolb is in a no win situation with these fans… No matter what this man does someone will find fault somewhere.. I just hope none of these computer coaches, players hurt their typing fingers..

  17. By Jason on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    shows how sloppy the offense is at this point. They have a long way to go to start help winning games. For now its all D

  18. By George Lopez on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    you gotta be kidding me! Already? C’mon Kevin, spit on it, rub some dirt in it and get back out there

  19. By BIG RED on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Let the dude go and save money.

  20. By RON W on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    I dont think Favre has to worry about Kolb breaking his consecutive starts record … cmon man toughen up already .

  21. By Cards391 on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe Kolb’s getting his injuries done in the off/preseason so nothing happens in the Regular Season ;). Has anyone heard news on how Fleming has looked in training camp so far? It feels like he’s dropped off the face of the planet a bit haven’t even seen his name since camp started.

  22. By Kevin S on Jul 30, 2012 | Reply

    Geez, guys, they’ve been practicing for about a week. Even in a non-contact sport like baseball, guys hurt themselves when they are just getting started… tweak a hammy or whatever. This is almost certainly a non-story (although I don’t blame anyone for reporting it, in case it is one). Everything is a story when there’s nothing really going on. And, by the way, re: defense being better in the red/white: if that means we will have an average defense and a crappy offense, then that’s bad, but if we have a great defense and an average offense, I’ll take it.

  23. By dean bower on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    lol come on man!

  24. By dumber -1 on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    And so it begins. Like Whiz said back in March when he didn’t take Manning, just let the system play out with Kolb. Just what we expected. The same bs qb situation as last year.

  25. By johnnybluenose on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    speaking of “dropping off the face of the planet”, the big, pleasant surprise of training camp in 2010 was wide receiver stephen williams. i seem to remember a couple of his teammates calling him ” the playmaker “. he made the team but i don’t think he played in any games in 2010 and i think he was a practice squad guy in 2011. i believe he’s at camp again this year but i can’t recall reading anything noteworthy about him. is he done here and, if he is, what happened to his potential?

  26. By Darren Urban on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    johnnybluenose —

    RE: Stephen Williams

    Actually, Williams did play in 2010, especially early. He was on the roster last year, not practice squad, but was inactive most of the time. He hasn’t emerged as a receiver as they wanted and he really doesn’t play special teams. It’s probably a make-or-break camp for him.

  27. By wonderingwhy on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Awwwe poor baby got hit in the thigh, is he going to be out 7 weeks? whiner baby.

  28. By Darren Urban on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    wonderingwhy and everyone —

    RE: Kolb

    Love the big talk and big insults, especially when some people hide behind pseudonyms.

    So if Kolb ends up practicing later today, and essentially misses whatever it was, three plays, is everyone going to apologize? Or is he just not ever allowed to get banged up?

  29. By suspence716 on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Kolb is injured? Maybe this will end his career n cardinals can get their money back for this bum!

  30. By Brian on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Big Red, I love debating with you over your hatred for Kolb so here we go again. Your last couple arguments against Kolb have been weak. 1) Play Skelton just because we drafted him. HA! 2) Cut Kolb to save money. You do realize we’ve already paid the man most of what he’s earning this season in the form of a bonus right? His salary this year is minimal so why not keep him and see what he can do. Where else would you spend it this season? Aren’t many FAs out there you have to save cap space for right now. Worst case scenario he’s a viable backup to Skelton. Neither QB has put on a show this summer so it looks like you’re going to have to put up with him for a little bit longer.

    NYCardinals –

    Agreed! Everyone needs calm down about this. It was the END OF PRACTICE, he limped off the field and the trainers looked at him. It’s not like they took him off on a stretcher. He came out and signed autographs which means the trainers weren’t worried about him walking around and putting weight on it. Any injury during camp is going to be evaluated no matter what it is so that they don’t allow a player to continue to practice and make it worse. The team doesn’t practice until this afternoon so I’m sure Kolb will be out there.

  31. By clssylssy on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    OMG! This is our #1 QB? From what I hear the Saints D has a chip on their shoulder and so he better plan to sit that one out and let a healthier backup take the field. I was so excited and optomistic that we were turning the corner but IF somehow he does make it through preseason he’ll NEVER get through a regular season game. We need a QB who is tough and can find ways to win games…like our #2 did last year only without all the losses of the first half of the season! (They might consider using Doucet as a QB–he took his HS to win a State Championship years ago before he became a WR)

  32. By cardsalltheway on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Some people age faster than others and aren’t able to do the things they once were able to do. Health & Fitness 101. Better to go out this way than another knock on the ole noggin. But wait, he is our savior, our 60 Million Dollar Man, we can still count on him, ouch, I pulled my pinky finger typing. Really though, why should he practice everyday when Beanie doesn’t? K. Kolb earns more $$$ and needs to take it easy, most people know(F.O. especially) he’s starting week 1 and we got 5 weeks till then.

  33. By CodyZarr on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Kolb is a Cardinal. It sickens me to hear you idiots mocking him for getting banged up. You do realize he’s playing a full contact sport that you wouldn’t last 2 minutes playing? I’m hypercritical of Kolb on his play, but you never ever mock someone that’s injured, especially a Cardinal. Grow up.

    A side question Darren, is the HoF game going to be on ABC or just the NFL Network? I can’t seem to find what channel its going to be aired on.

  34. By Darren Urban on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    CodyZarr —

    RE: HoF TV

    It will be on the NFL Network and, in the Valley, it will be televised locally on Ch. 5 (KPHO).

  35. By Peter in Canada on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Darren – As you probably know the word “fan” is derived from fanatic. Fans think emotionally not logically. Unfortunately, because of his high price tag and his failure to as yet deliver, Kolb has become a lightning rod for all those fans who desperately want success for the team and see him as the main reason for any lack of success. Skelton, on the other hand will always get more of a free pass because, being a fifth round pick, expectations were always lower.

  36. By Darren Urban on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Peter, everyone —

    RE: Criticism

    Make no mistake, I get why they are upset and I have zero problem with fans upset/angry that he is hurt again.

    But just make that point like an adult. The name-calling and belittling comments aren’t necessary.

  37. By Justin in Texas on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Charlie horse… he’ll be fine… right?

  38. By Emotionaltieskill on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Aren’t you supposed to not touch the QB? They know this guy is like peanut brittle! Kolb will start the season, but will probably not finish it. sorry to say. 🙁

  39. By Jeff Pabst on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Come on guys…this is the game of football. Just because he banged up his thigh does not mean that he’s done. I know he is injury prone, but I think you need to be realistic. He will be fine and hopefully with a full off-season, Kolb will come out and shut all of the nay-sayers up!

  40. By suspence716 on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    The next time Kolb gets “hurt”, he should put a band-aid on it n keep it to himself if he doesn’t like the critics. I got a dead-leg over the weekend wrestling with some drunk buddies but I didn’t end up in the emergency room! Give Kolb some credit though…. My dead leg hurt for at least 5 minutes!

  41. By Darren Urban on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    suspence —

    RE: Emergency room

    Interestingly, Kolb didn’t end up in the emergency room either. But hey, those are just details.

  42. By dstock on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    I’m hopeful Kolb will stand up and fight thru all, if any Real injuries he sustains throughout the season. And uses the doubt these fair weather fans have as few to fire himself up into the zone of confidence and leads this team where it deserves to be, on top of the division and in Superbowl contention. It’s a charly horse, get over it people! Cardinal’s Win or Lose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. By Travis on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA HA , why does everyone gotta hate?! Listen, I don’t like Kolb either. Let’s be fan of the TEAM! The right guy will win out in the competition, just because the guy bruised his hymen(again) dosen’t mean he is soft. At least he is trying out there.

  44. By Darren on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to apologize for the ignorant and/or uneducated and/or never played a sport in their lives, that is sending all of this drivel your way. In college (age 22) I fracture my femur from such a “hit” as a WR crossed in front front of me and his knee hit “just at that right spot” on my thigh…out 6 months. Only major injury until torn meniscus at age 42. Hey, s**t happens.

  45. By Kim on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Kolb is a wimp, get Skelton out there! My husband and I were the first two people to have Skelton jersey’s. We had them made after the first time we saw him play.
    He has a lot to learn, but at least he lifts his arm up when he throws the ball, Kolb throws from the height of his shoulder.

  46. By clssylssy on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    There was an interesting article in the Bleecher Reports for all those die-hard Kolb fans who blindly continue to pursue the fantasy that our 66M dollar man is the franchise QB we needed. I think he is a likeable guy, unfortunately, this is football and it takes a healty and tougher person to make a difference.

    I know, I know…it’s just the Bleecher Report but still kinda interesting:)

  47. By Darren on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    you lose all credibility when u start with “bleacher report”…no reason to read beyond that…

  48. By theuglitruth on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Well, you can’t get hurt on the bench!

  49. By kkfan on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    I almost hope Whiz gives up on Kevin and that they release him So he can go somewhere else and has a hell of a career. I thought Philly fans were brutally rude and cruel. But the comments I’ve been reading here by many of you Card fans are abyssmal …and totally uncalled for.

    The man didn’t negociate the contract. His agent and the Cards F/O did.
    Yet you hold it against him, because he did what EVERY NFL player does. He accepted the deal. Tell me that you would have turned it down had you been in his place.

    @ Darren,

    Thank you for being a voice of understanding and empathy where the rude comments and direct insults toward Kolb are cocnerned. I wonder how many of these fans would like it if it were them or their son, brother, husband that was being spoken of in such a harsh and unforgiving manner.

    But he’ll be the bigger man, by still wanting to give his best effort inspite of the curelity in which he has been recieved since joining this team from a large majority of this callus fan base.

  50. By CodyZarr on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply


    Warner threw from shoulder level quite a bit as well. In fact, he held the ball even lower before ’08 (remember all those fumbles). I don’t see a problem with his release. One could argue that Skelton doesn’t always set his feet when he throws. A problem he’s had since Fordham. His incredible arm strength has allowed him to neglect certain fundamentals like this. Its gotten much better since being drafted, but every guy has issues.

    Personally, I think Kolb is more accurate on the first read throw than Skelton. Actually, I think Kolb is more accurate than a lot of guys given the right circumstances. Unfortunately the pocket is not a bastion of placidity. I’m calling Skelton our guy, but Kolb is no slouch.

    Here’s an interesting video on Skelton when he went to Sports Science. The tests are… Well… Its difficult to tell which tests actually have applicable value but it’s certainly interesting.


  51. By drummer-1 on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    I love these Cardinals, but really dislike most of our fanbase.. The man haven’t had the chance to prove his worth to the team yet but he gets hated on because of his contract..

  52. By cobra on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    A quick release from a QB cannot be taught. It is a natural motion few players can ever achieve. It doesn’t matter how strong your arm is if you read, and recognize the defense before you make the throw. Any NFL QB should be able to stand in the pocket, take two steps and throw the ball atleast 60 yards in the air.

    I guess my point is:

    Kurt Warner, Dan Marino, Bret Favre, and Roger Staubach were the best.

  53. By clssylssy on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    Darren: LOL…I know what you mean but since they “scrape” articles from everywhere, occasionally they do come up with something interesting…didn’t say it was the gospel. Honestly, our fans aren’t being any worse or rude to KK than they were to Leinart…guess it depends who you are rooting for and…yes…they bood Warner too. Fans are just tired of being the joke of the league and want to win. We have the talent on the team and even last year, when we were down, we weren’t out because Skelton got us back in the running. He was healthy and tough and fearless and didn’t panic under pressure. Ii think fans just want to pick up where we left off and have success. I’ve been a Cards fan for years, sweat to death at ASU cheering my team on, and think the fan base was almost better before we went to the Superbowl; we were use to losing. We got a taste of winning and now being the joke of the NFL isn’t acceptable. Even with his new contract, I get the sense that Larry and the players feel the same way.

  54. By roamy on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    This guy will end up being our “Brian Bosworth”

  55. By CodyZarr on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply


    Sorry… I’m feeling contrary today. 2 of the quarterbacks you mentioned can not throw 60 yards in the air, even in their prime.

  56. By sackman on Aug 1, 2012 | Reply

    I have been to Philly football and baseball games. Trust me our fans are saints compared to their fans.

  57. By Eazy E on Aug 8, 2012 | Reply

    Kolb is just one injury prone dude. He not only is a below average QB, he can’t even stay on the field. Skelton let’s go!

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