Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton will reportedly miss up to four weeks as he recovers from a low ankle sprain sustained in the Cardinals’ 20-16 win on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a report Tuesdsay morning from Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk.com:
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Skelton currently is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a low ankle sprain that initially was believed to be the more serious high ankle sprain.
In his place, Kevin Kolb is expected to get the start. Kolb will face the New England Patriots in Week 2 and host the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3. Skelton’s injury, though no longer considered serious, isn’t something the team will rush back with rehab, especially if Kolb can live up to the hype of signing a $27-million contract.
Skelton completed 55-percent of his passes in 2011, throwing for 11 touchdowns and getting picked with 14 intereceptions over the season.