Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton diagnosed with low-right-ankle sprain
by Bob McManaman - Sept. 10, 2012 11:41 AM
From the pained look on John Skelton's face to the concerned expressions of his teammates, many of whom gathered around him Sunday as they waited for a cart to wheel him off the field, you just didn't get the feeling the news was going to be good.
But Monday morning did, indeed, bring good news. Tests and further examination following the Cardinals' season-opening 20-16 victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks revealed Arizona's starting quarterback suffered only a low right-ankle sprain.
It wasn't the high-ankle sprain coach Ken Whisenhunt and others feared, and there were no signs of a fracture or a broken bone.
"We don't think it's going to be something that will hold him out too long," Whisenhunt said during his Monday news conference with reporters at the team's Tempe training facility.
Whisenhunt couldn't say how long Skelton would be out, suggesting it would be how the player responds to treatment this week, but added, "It's a lot better news that it's a low ankle instead of a high-ankle sprain and obviously, where we were yesterday when he was down on the field, it's a lot better news."
Whisenhunt said he couldn't rule Skelton completely out for Sunday's game at the New England Patriots, though all signs point to Kevin Kolb starting the game.
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