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The news for Anquan Boldin keeps rolling in. What was good news this
afternoon now doesn't look nearly as promising.
Full article: http://www.azcardinals.com/press/pressd ... p?sid=2096
Clipped from the Chrissy Mauck article:
Boldin Surgery Reveals More Serious Injury
Pro Bowl receiver Anquan Boldin, who was carted off the field during
warm-ups of Tuesday's morning practice, had surgery on Wednesday to repair
his right knee.
"Anquan had an arthroscopic procedure earlier today to repair what his MRI
initially indicated was a slight meniscal tear," said head coach Dennis
Green. "Unfortunately, a more intricate examination during surgery
revealed a more significant tear than first thought and this required a
surgical procedure to repair. The good news is that the surgical procedure
went very well and Anquan will be back on the field as good as ever this
season. It's a bit premature to estimate a precise timetable right now
because it varies greatly from individual to individual but we are looking
at what is typically an 8-12 week injury."
"I think Anquan is one of the top receivers in the game," commented Green.
"He was a Pro Bowl player last year and a great competitor. Just not
having him out here yesterday and today has made a difference in our
The Cardinals are down to only one of their three starting receivers. With
Boldin and Bryant Johnson still recovering from his foot injury, only
first-round draft choice Larry Fitzgerald remains healthy. Still,
quarterback Josh McCown pointed out that he feels comfortable in his
remaining group of receivers.
"These guys are coming along, and Bryan Gilmore can step in there, Karl
Williams can step in there, Nate Poole," stated McCown. "We've got guys
who can step up and play. Jason McAddley has started for us before, so we
have guys who have played. It is not like in the past where we've been so
young in depth. We've got some veteran guys and they can step up and take
care of it. I trust these guys to make plays."
Poole says that it is important to all of the receivers to play up the
level that Boldin sets every day in practice.
"The receivers are going to go out and play hard because we want Anquan to
come back to the kind of atmosphere he expects," stated Poole. "We don't
want to be dropping balls or making mistakes, he'd be on us about that.
So, we have to make sure we execute this offense, make some catches and
get some wins so he can come back and help make a good situation even
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Wow. This was what we feared yesterday. This morning prior to surgery, the
word from Coach Green was that he was looking at 1-4 weeks. Now after the
surgery, they've discovered the injury to be more serious and the
timeframe for recovery is in the 8-12 week range.
What we must understand here is that these timeframes are not set in
stone. Green was very careful to say it was premature to estimate a
precise timetable. He didn't say Boldin was out 8-12 weeks. He said an
injury like this is typically an 8-12 week injury. There's a difference.
These things can change and every case is different.
But clearly, it's bad news for Boldin. We'll obviously stay all over this
one for you and bring you news as it warrants.