Quarterback Kevin Kolb went through a full workout on Wednesday, the strongest indication yet that he finally is ready to return to the Cardinals’ lineup.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt tempered his optimism, though, waiting to see how Kolb’s injured foot responds on Thursday before commenting on the quarterback’s status for Sunday’s game against Dallas.
“The way it has gone this season for us, with different guys, I’m not going to say anything like that today,” Whisenhunt said. “We’ll see how it is tomorrow. I said it Sunday after the game; we are a lot more optimistic that he will have a chance to play this week.”
Kolb went through a limited workout last Wednesday and was optimistic for a return then, but the foot did not respond well and he sat out Sunday’s 23-20 victory over St. Louis.
“I don’t think that we were all confident enough that we knew for sure I would be able to play,” Kolb said. “Then you start holding back the other guy, so they just made a decision to go ahead and give John (Skelton) the start. That was probably the smartest thing to do.”
Kolb has missed four games with a right turf toe and a bruise on the side of the same foot.
Wednesday was Kolb’s first full practice since he was hurt in the team’s 30-27 loss at Baltimore on Oct. 30.
“Yeah, I feel really good,” Kolb said. “Obviously we will see tomorrow how it feels after a full day like that, but I have full intention of playing.”