Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/10/12

 

It looked a lot worse when it happened.

Fortunately for John Skelton and the Arizona Cardinals, the quarterback's injury is not as bad as first feared. Skelton was hit hard and fell to the ground yesterday in the fourth quarter in Arizona's 20-16 victory over Seattle. Early indications were that Skelton had suffered a high ankle sprain. However, according to the Associated Press, Skelton has a low ankle sprain. That injury takes less time to recover from.

MRI and X-Ray tests were negative for a fracture. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt told the Associated Press the diagnosis was "good news". Whisenhunt did not say how long Skelton would be out.

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In other injury news, nickel cornerback Jamell Fleming sustained a shoulder injury in the first half against the Seahawks and did not return. The severity of the injury is not known at this time but it looks like 5-foot-8 cornerback Michael Adams will take his place in nickel coverage against the high-powered Patriots this Sunday.

 

In addition, Beanie Wells clearly was affected by his sore hamstring yesterday. Not only did Wells not start (Ryan Williams did and really struggled) but he also gained just 14 yards on seven carries. Wells needs to get healthy quickly because it will be all hands on deck when the Cardinals travel to New England this Sunday to face Tom Brady and company.

 

 

 

 

 

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