The good news for Kevin Kolb is that when the Cardinals put out their first official depth chart of the 2012 season today, he was the No. 1 quarterback, ahead of John Skelton. The bad news is that hours later, Kolb had to leave practice early with a bruised thigh.
The thigh injury is not believed to be anything serious, but it points to a consistent problem in Kolb’s career: When he’s named a starting quarterback, it’s just a matter of time before he gets hurt. Today it was just a matter of hours.
Kolb limped off the practice field and spent some time with a trainer after another player’s knee collided with his thigh. After he got out of the training room, Kolb was feeling good enough to sign some autographs for the fans who attended today’s practice.
The designation of Kolb as the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart means he’s expected to start the Hall of Fame Game against the Saints on Sunday. Assuming he’s healthy enough to play.