We're now four days into the week and the thought that some of the injured Cardinals would have enough time to heal is slowing dwindling away. As you know, three starters suffered significant injuries in Sunday's loss to the Packers. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie(knee), Anquan Boldin(Knee, Ankle), and Calais Campbell(thumb) all left the game because of injury. Darren Urban caught up with Campbell after Wednesday's practice:
When I asked if he planned to play, I got that look that said it may have been the dumbest question I could have asked (and maybe it was). Campbell, as coach as Ken Whisenhunt said Monday, can play with it casted and that's what he plans to do. He also didn't seem worried it would affect his play. The best part, he said, was that even though he probably wouldn't get to practice much if at all, the fact the Cards already got to prepare for the Packers last week puts him ahead of the game.
That may be the most encouraging news on the injury front. From rotoworld, Anquan Bodlin revealed news about the MRI results from his injured knee and ankle.
Anquan Boldin revealed Wednesday that he has a sprained left MCL in addition to a high left ankle sprain. At this point, it wouldn't be surprising if the Cards listed Boldin as "doubtful" on Friday's injury report. Either sprain could sideline a player several weeks, and ESPN's Adam Schefter already reported that the team is "not optimistic" about Boldin's chances of playing Sunday against the Packers. We're still guessing he'll be active, but he won't be anywhere near 100 percent.
Losing Boldin would be a huge loss to the Cardinals offense. Luckily they have one of the deepest receiving groups in the NFL and Steve Breaston would'nt have a problem filling in for him.
Finally, Darren Urban reported that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will know for sure of his status for Sunday's game after today. If he is able to get a practice, then we should expect DRC to suit up. If not, Bryant McFadden will be the primary CB, while the committee of Michael Adams, Greg Toler, and Ralph Brown will step into the #2 role. Update on DRC from Rotoworld:
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie worked on the side Wednesday and said his sore knee is not better than it was on Monday. DRC is having trouble backpedaling and moving laterally.
Antrel Rolle(thigh) and Deuce Lutui(back) found their way to the injury report and missed practice. Both are expected to play however.