Since hitting a teammate's helmet while throwing on Aug. 20, Rosen has tended to a swollen right thumb that didn't allow appearances in the final two preseason games. With the release of the first injury report of the regular season, he finally has been given a clean bill of health as he prepares to back up Sam Bradford to commence his rookie campaign.
Rosen (thumb) made throws during the part of Tuesday's practice open to the media, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.
Rosen injured his thumb last Monday, Aug. 20 and subsequently was held out of Sunday's preseason contest in Dallas. The throwing session Tuesday marked his second since picking up the swollen appendage, but there's still the question of whether he'll suit up in the Cardinals' exhibition finale Thursday against the Broncos. If he does, Rosen likely will work in tandem with fellow reserve quarterback Mike Glennon with Sam Bradford locked into the starting role for the time being.
This news bodes well for the QB's chances of being available for Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys, a contest in which coach Steve Wilks "has been coy about how long" his starting signal-caller, Sam Bradford might play, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com.
During Monday's session, Rosen's throwing hand hit a helmet and induced some swelling. Hence the reason he wasn't in pads Wednesday. He still expects to suit up for Sunday's exhibition at Dallas, but if the issue lingers it may come down to a game-time decision.
Rosen didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.
Rosen was hanging around the Cardinals' quarterback group during the session without pads, so an injury likely is the reason behind his absence. Head coach Steve Wilks should clarify the situation during media availability later Wednesday.
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