As the Red Birds gear up for their huge game against the San Francisco 49ers Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, it was learned that injured quarterback Kevin Kolb will most likely be out a minimum of another two to four weeks due to the detached ribs and sprained shoulder joint injuries he suffered against Buffalo earlier this month. Kolb said it was the most painful injury he has ever sustained in football.
"I told myself at the beginning of the year, that if I get another shot I'm not coming out of the game," Kolb told Dan Bickley of azcentralsports.com. "I was going to play through whatever it takes to stay on the field. That's what this league is all about. True professionals have to be able to do that. Unfortunately, I was dealt a blow that I can't necessarily play through."
Did You Know?
*Inside linebacker Daryl Washington has six sacks so far this season, a career high. He recorded a pair of sacks last week against the Vikings.
*Defensive end Darnell Dockett has yet to record a sack this season. Dockett has been hindered by a hamstring injury he suffered in Week Three and is still not 100 percent yet.
*The 49ers are second in the NFL in rushing, averaging a stellar 177 yards a game. They are led, of course, by veteran Frank Gore, who ranks fifth in the league with 601 yards on the ground. What is even more impressive is that Gore is averaging 5.8 yards a carry, the fourth best mark (minimum 45 carries) in the NFL. How well the Cards contain Gore will go a long way in determining who will prevail Monday night.
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