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Kevin Kolb isn’t completely healed

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The Cardinals turned their offense over to John Skelton again this week, leaving Ryan Lindley to hold a clipboard and Kevin Kolb to keep healing from the broken ribs he suffered in Week Six.

Kolb’s been practicing in a limited fashion, but he’s still not ready to kick things up to a higher notch. It’s not because he doesn’t want to be playing or because he’s had a setback in his recovery, it’s that he hasn’t finished healing from the initial injury.

“A lot of the (slow recovery) goes back to the injury itself. The way that my ribs are broken, they aren’t completely healed,” Kolb said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website. “Whenever the cartilage broke, (the ribs) are laying underneath my sternum. That’s how they are trying to heal, rather than healing where it’s butted up straight against it like a normal cracked rib, flush with each other, mine are laid underneath there. That’s what extends the process.”

Kolb still maintains he’ll return this season, but he and the Cardinals are running out of time. Given the performances of all three quarterbacks, we’ve got little doubt that Kolb would be the starter if there was any way he’d be on the field.

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11 Responses to “Kevin Kolb isn’t completely healed”
  1. rickastleydancemoves says: Dec 6, 2012 4:02 PM

    His body or psyche?

  2. mrplow3 says: Dec 6, 2012 4:12 PM

    I think Kolb proved this year he can be a serviceable starter, not great but middle of the pack for sure.

    Kind of like a poor man’s Alex Smith.

    However Alex Smith will likely be available this off season so……

  3. garywheeler84 says: Dec 6, 2012 4:16 PM

    Amazing how Arizona can enter a season with a 3 headed monster of Kolb, Skelton and Lindley and think they will compete. GM must pay with his job.

  4. otistaylor89 says: Dec 6, 2012 4:26 PM

    Rib injuries suck and recovery times are all over the map.

    Signed Jacoby Elsbury

  5. gunndlewittlebaum says: Dec 6, 2012 4:59 PM

    He isn’t a complete quarterback either. But, you know, good luck and all that, Kolbie

  6. trollhammer20 says: Dec 6, 2012 5:07 PM

    I’m a Seahawks fan, and I feel bad for this guy. He lost his job due to an injury in Philly that let Vick take over (in retrospect, this may have been a bad thing for the Eagles), and once he got to AZ, he had an offensive line that was so….offensive…that he can’t stay healthy there, either.

    I went to the season opener in AZ, and Seattle had Skelton on lockdown the second half. I mean, it was UGLY. I want to say 6 or 7 possessions without a single first down (one FG after a turnover set AZ up deep in SEA territory, one INT, the rest three and out), and only 11 yards total offense. Then Kolb came in after Skelton got hurt and marched the Cards right down the field for the go-ahead score. Made it look easy.

    He’s far and away their best option at QB on the roster right now, but until the get that line fixed, there’s no way of telling where his ceiling may be.

  7. davikes says: Dec 6, 2012 5:33 PM

    And he’s not going to get completely healed until AZ gets some new guys on the O-line.

  8. icardfan says: Dec 6, 2012 6:29 PM

    So refreshing to see the fan of a rival team make an intelligent and informed comment about the Cards. Thanks for renewing my faith in humanity trollhammer20.

  9. fordmandalay says: Dec 6, 2012 7:07 PM

    Done for the year, maybe done career. Next year the Cards are going to make their next bonehead move and sign Vick, and adios Kolb. His rib injury may affect his throwing for good, and whos going to sign him with that question mark? It’s not like he was playing well before.

  10. whoknowsnothing says: Dec 7, 2012 2:21 AM

    Skelton should be gone next year and so will most of the offensive line. Draft a QB, Draft O-linemen if none are signed in FA, and get rid of GM. Defense looks good, but they need depth.

  11. evansvc says: Dec 8, 2012 10:22 AM

    Say what you want about Vince Young, (he can’t do this – He can’t do that). But facts don’t lie,… His NFL won/loss record right now is 31-19… He has taken his team to the playoffs… He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler… He’s the 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year and in 2010 Vince had a quarterback rating of 98.6… It’s the undeniable TRUTH….
    The last time I checked, the NFL was all about “WINS and LOSSES”….
    ANY quarterback in the NFL with a 31-19 record would easily be given, not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5… but as many chances as he wanted to play in the N.F.L…… Come on man!!!!! Is something wrong with this or what?????? Give the man a chance….

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