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Josh Rosen back at practice for Arizona Cardinals

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The Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback was back at practice on Thursday.

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The first part of the Josh Rosen watch is over, as he was back working out with the team during the open portion of Arizona Cardinals practice.

On Monday, Josh Rosen banged his throwing hand on the helmet of a defender, jamming his thumb. It kept him out of Wednesday’s practice, but Head Coach Steve Wilks was confident he would be ready to go by Sunday for the Arizona Cardinals tilt versus the Dallas Cowboys, as Wilks talked about the injury yesterday:

“Our intentions are for him to play,” Wilks said.

Yet, there was no way of knowing what the progression on the thumb would be.

So, the fact that Rosen is back out with the team is good.

The bad part is, that at least during the open portion of practice, Rosen was not throwing, so the Cardinals are not completely out of the woods yet in having Rosen back ready for Sunday.

It isn’t an issue in the grand scheme of things, Rosen is clearly going into the 2018 season as the top backup for the Arizona Cardinals, but it is likely the last time Rosen will get live game action against another team until he is called upon in the regular season.

That’s why, getting Rosen back for Sunday is important. It will give the Cardinals starting offensive some more work with their future starter.

No matter what, let’s hope for quick healing for Rosen.