Fresh off the wire

Arizona Cardinals' John Skelton injures right ankle


In the end, the Arizona Cardinals had no choice but to go with Kevin Kolb, and he delivered with the game-winning touchdown pass to Andre Roberts as the Cardinals topped the Seattle Seahawks 20-16.

John Skelton left Arizona's game in the midway through fourth quarter Sunday with a right ankle injury. He was ruled out after being carted off the field. It did not look good, and Skelton was in visible pain.

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Skelton got off to a fast start, going 11-of-17 passing in the first half for 124 yards. The second half was a disaster: 3-of-11 passing for 24 yards and an interception on a pass he was trying to throw away.

Kolb was 6-of-8 passing for 66 yards and a touchdown on his one drive in relief of Skelton.

According to Jim Trotter of, Skelton's ankle isn't broken and he'll be treated for a high ankle sprain. Still, it looks like Kolb will be running the show for the Cardinals for a while.

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