Kolb out at least six weeks

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The Arizona Cardinals are going to be without their starting quarterback Kevin Kolb for a significant amount of time. CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora reports that he’ll be out at least six weeks after suffering a sprained shoulder and having multiple ribs detach from his sternum. The injury is of no surprise to anyone as he’s been getting hammered by opposing defenses thanks to a horrendous offensive line.

@JasonLaCanfora: Kevin Kolb’s sternum and shoulder injuries will keep him out 6 weeks or more. Took a significant beating with poor OL and no run game.

This is a huge blow to the Cardinals as the team is 4-2 and even with two straight losses have a shot at the playoffs. The team will now use John Skelton as the starter with Ryan Lindley backing him up. Kolb would be a perfect player to use the “designated for return” injured reserve slot but unfortunately Arizona can’t do that. They’ve already used that on running back Beanie Wells.

Now general manager Rod Graves has to figure out how good are the Cardinals post season chances. If he truly believes the team will make the playoffs then obviously you sit on the roster spot.

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