The injury picture is getting a bit clearer as the Arizona Cardinals practiced on Thursday preparing for their game on Sunday in Philadelphia against the Eagles. While the injury report is lengthy, players are getting themselves healthier. Kevin Kolb is making progress with his injured toe and foot. He officially did not practice, but he did participate in some workouts. No longer is he speaking about getting swelling down, but rather getting out on the field. In fact, even though it is not believed that he will start on Sunday against his former team, Kolb did say that he may be able to back up John Skelton on Sunday.
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Other than Kolb, the players who did not practice were not a surprise. Joey Porter, who had his knee scoped recently, Kerry Rhodes, with his broken foot still in a cast, and Rob Housler did not practice.
Anthony Sherman, who had not practiced all last week or on Wednesday, was upgraded to limited. Beanie Wells was limited, as were TE Todd Heap (hamstring), CB A.J. Jefferson (foot), LB Paris Lenon (groin) and LaRod Stephens-Howling (shoulder). Jefferson was new on the injury report.
CB Michael Adams (neck) was upgraded to full practice.
Heap should get more time on the field on Sunday, and it will be welcomed, as Housler likely will not be available. The improvement of Sherman is notable. Without him last week, the running game really struggled. At this point, it would be premature to think that the team would make a roster move (cut recently signed Reagan Maui'a) because of the uncertainty of Sherman right now, but that move is likely coming in the next week.
Friday's practice will be, as always, the important day of practice. It is where we all get the best picture as to who will be able to and who will unable to play on Sunday when the whistle blows.