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Kurt Warner Optimistic Depsite Blow to the Head in Cardinals Win on Sunday

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The biggest news from Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams is the blow to the head that quarterback Kurt Warner suffered in the second quarter. After completing a pass to Larry Fitzgerald, Warner was dragged to the ground by safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, where Warner's head was slammed to the turf. He finished the drive but later was seen walking to the locker room. Warner didn't finish the game, and his status for next week remains uncertain.

"It was one of those situations where I didn't feel perfect, so I just wanted to be cautious with it," Warner said. "I actually feel pretty good right now. Just a very, very slight headache. I remember everything that happened. I didn't get knocked out. I think you get farther in your career and you see life beyond football and you realize that this game is just a game," Warner said. "There are other things that you want to do and you want to be smart, especially when it comes to your health. I think that is what I have learned."

"You want to help your team win, but you also don’t want to do anything dumb that could jeopardize you for the rest of the season... We’ll do the baseline tests as they do with anyone," Warner said. "But I’m thinking I’ll be good to go next week."

via ESPN(Sando) and azcardinals.com(Urban)

After the performance by Matt Leinart in Warner's place, one would have to wonder how successful he would be on the road against a re-surging Tennessee Titans team. If taking Warner out of the game early was merely precautionary on Sunday, should he suit up and play next week?