TEMPE, Ariz. The Cardinals placed Kevin Kolb on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season.
The writing for that move was on the wall when the Cards signed quarterback Brian Hoyer off waivers on Monday. When asked if this move was a possibility on Monday, coach Ken Whisenhunt said that would be a medical decision, but he no longer seemed hopeful that Kolb would return this season -- a feeling backed by Kolbs statements last week that his healing ribs just arent where they need to be to play.
To be totally honest with you, the last couple weeks when I really try to push it in the weight room and when I really try to push the ball downfield is when Im kind of hitting that wall, Kolb said on Dec. 5.
Kolb said it's not so much pain that has been holding him back as a lack of function. He also revealed that when the injury occurred, the ribs actually went under his sternum, where they are calcifying, instead of lying flush with the sternum as is typical.
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