The Arizona Cardinals began the short week of preparation on Monday. They play the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. Both teams have some injuries to worry about. On Monday, the first injury report was released.
Defensive end Calais Campbell, who suffered a neck injury on Sunday and had to be carted off in a stretcher, hopes that he will be able to play. He was listed as not having participated in practice, as was receiver Brittan Golden. Campbell and Golden were the only ones to miss practice.
When Campbell spoke to the press on Monday,he said he felt pretty good and was "looking forward to strapping up and playing again."
Head coach Bruce Arians said "I've got my fingers crossed" that Campbell can play on Thursday.
The other injury concern Larry Fitzgerald's hamstring. Arians said it is about the same, where it does better and then gets worse after he plays. Knowing Fitz, it would be a long shot for him to miss the game.
Fitz was limited in practice, along with John Abraham (shoulder), Karlos Dansby (quad) and Rob Housler (ankle).
Kenny Demens (hamstring), Jim Dray (quad), Rashad Johnson (finger) and Ronald Talley (wrist) were on the injury report, but were full participants in practice.
For the Seahawks, the list is short, but more serious. Defensive end Chris Clemons missed practice with an elbow injury. He might not be able to play on Thursday. Tackle Brent Giacomini (knee), LB Bobby Wagner (ankle) and RB Spencer Ware (ankle) also did not practice.
Tight end Zach Miller was limited on Monday with a hamstring injury.