The Arizona Cardinals are coming off a big victory and know this weekend's matchup with the San Francisco 49ers is absolutely crucial if they want to make a push for the playoffs. This is a tall task for a banged up Cardinals team, seeing as the 49ers are one of the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. If Arizona is able to rekindle some of their late-game magic from last week they'll have a chance, though the team cannot commit foolish penalties if they hope to win.
Here is Thursday's injury report from practice:
Did not participate in practice: LB Joey Porter (knee), S Kerry Rhodes (foot)
Limited participation in practice: CB Michael Adams (hamstring), LB Stewart Bradley (ribs), T Jeremy Bridges (back), TE Todd Heap (hamstring), TE Rob Housler (groin), T Brandon Keith (knee), QB Kevin Kolb (toe), LB Paris Lenon (groin), RB Anthony Sherman (ankle), KR LaRod Stephens-Howling (shoulder), RB Chris Wells (knee)
Limited participation: LB Navorro Bowman (neck), WR Michael Crabtree (foot), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), RB Frank Gore (knee), DT Ray McDonald (hamstring)
Full participation: CB Shawntae Spencer (toe)
The obvious concern for Arizona fans is the health of Chris 'Beanie' Wells. When healthy, he has been unstoppable in 2011 and would be a huge addition for Sunday's game. Check out SB Nation Arizona's update on Kevin Kolb here.
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