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Cardinals-Packers: Cards have injuries, questions

January 7, 2010 by  
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Jan 7, 2010 ~ By Kent Somers, Arizona Republic

~The last thing the Cardinals needed this postseason was to enter it with one starter wearing a cast, another sporting sweats, a third leaving practice early with back spasms and two more doing the Tour de Sideline on stationary bikes at practice.

And in case there is any confusion, Arizona is the team that tried to rest its starters this past Sunday, while the Packers played most of theirs through three quarters.

“You never want to go into games like this not 100 percent and not with your top players,” quarterback Kurt Warner said.

Boldin said an MRI revealed a high left ankle sprain and a sprained left MCL. Boldin missed a game earlier this year with a right ankle sprain.

Boldin said an MRI revealed a high left ankle sprain and a sprained left MCL. Boldin missed a game earlier this year with a right ankle sprain.

Over the past two seasons, the Cardinals have been remarkably successful and/or lucky at staying healthy. Last month, left tackle Mike Gandy became the first starter in two seasons to be placed on injured reserve. Even a guy who suffered facial fractures, receiver Anquan Boldin, missed only two games because of it.

A fatalist would say the odds finally have caught up with the Cardinals. Rookie cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (knee contusion) and Boldin (ankle, knee sprain) spent part of Wednesday’s practice riding exercise bikes.

Right defensive end Calais Campbell is trying to play while wearing a cast to protect a fractured thumb. Free safety Antrel Rolle has been in sweats instead of pads the past two weeks because of a thigh bruise. And guard Deuce Lutui left practice Wednesday with back spasms.

All are regular starters.   Full story from the AZ Republic here

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