Kevin Kolb Injury Update: Cardinals QB Suffers Another Concussion

The Arizona Cardinals will have to be extra cautious with Kevin Kolb after he suffered yet another concussion in their victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

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Cardinals Vs. Browns Injury Update: Kolb And McCoy Both Dealing With Concussion Questions

The Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns both face questions regarding the status of their starting quarterbacks as they prepare for their Sunday game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Kevin Kolb was knocked out of the Cardinals last game when he took an inadvertent knee to the back of his head on the first offensive possession. McCoy suffered a concussion in the Browns game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after this helmet-to-helmet hit by James Harrison. Harrison received a one-game suspension for the play. 

Kolb reported feeling "not right" after the hit and was evaluated by the Cardinals medical staff and was subsequently held out of the rest of the game. McCoy, however, was allowed to check back into the game after the Browns trainers cleared him.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur said that had he known McCoy was hurt and had suffered a concussion, he would not have been allowed back in the game. He said it's very difficult to make a judgment on an injury just based on a collision on the field. According to Shurmur, McCoy's concussion symptoms didn't show up until later.

Kolb shed some light on how that can happen when he explained that his symptoms also worsened with time as the adrenaline from the game wore off. 

On Wednesday, McCoy was sent home from the Brown's facility after he was evaluated by the staff. He is considered day-to-day for Sunday's game. If he can't go, veteran backup QB Seneca Wallace would get the start.

Kevin Kolb reported feeling better and said that he did participate in practice but in a limited manner. 

"The symptoms are down. It's just a matter of making sure they're down long enough to where I can get out there and be in full speed, full action. It's a touchy subject and we want to make sure we err on the right side," Kolb said.

Kolb will try and do more on Thursday and "get back out there as soon as possible." He's obviously frustrated at having to come out of the game Sunday and is anxious to play but at the same time he understands the seriousness of a brain injury and vowed to be completely honest with the medical staff about his health.

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Kevin Kolb Concussion Update: Arizona Cardinals QB Playing It Safe

The Arizona Cardinals might be creeping back into the playoff hunt. But will they have their top quarterback leading them back to the January spotlight?

At the moment, it's a bit unclear. Kolb suffered another concussion this week, and even though the symptoms were ok for him, he might not be so keen on returning to action of things go just a little awry. Darren Urban reports from the Arizona Cardinals website.

Quarterback Kevin Kolb, during his weekly radio interview on XTRA 910, said his "symptoms are pretty good" Tuesday, and hopes to be able to be cleared for Sunday against Cleveland.

But Kolb, who said he has had two "major" concussions in his career, clearly is going to be smart after suffering a concussion against the 49ers.

"This is obviously something you don’t mess with," Kolb said. "We need our minds fresh as we go on through life. I’ll will push to be out there but also be honest with how I feel."

If you look at the situation of the Cardinals, it makes sense for Kolb to be extra cautious. Arizona is at 6-7 and are very much longshots to capture one of the two NFC wild-card bids. Kolb needs to be careful about rushing back to action if he's not fully healed, particularly since he has a history of head injuries. John Skelton has proven to be a capable backup and could go into action this week if needed.

Audio of the Kolb interview can be found here, at the XTRA 910 web site.

To discuss the situation of Kolb and Cardinals football in general, head on over to Revenge of the Birds.


Cardinals Vs. 49ers Injury Update: Kevin Kolb Leaves Game With Head Injury

The Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers were just getting underway when both teams suffered blows. Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb was taken to the locker room with a head injury. His return is reported as "questionable". The 49ers lost starting LT Joe Staley with a head injury as well. He won't return.

Kolb apparently was kneed in the back of the head by 49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks on a third down play in the first quarter. The play resulted in a fumble but the Cardinals recovered the ball.

Backup quarterback John Skelton entered the game in place of Kolb and went three and out on his first possession. Kolb was 1-1 for two yards before the injury which occurred on the Cardinals first offensive possession.

The Cardinals went 3-1 with Skelton starting in place of Kolb while he was sidelined with a foot injury. The only loss came against the 49ers.

For more in depth discussion and analysis on the Cardinals, head over to Revenge of the Birds to get your fix. 

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