We heard it repeated often during the long, ugly John Skelton-Kevin Kolb preseason: It doesn't matter who wins the starting job with the Arizona Cardinals because the offensive line is so bad. Neither quarterback, the theory went, would be able to stay healthy.
For once, conventional wisdom was right. Skelton hurt his ankle Sunday in the regular-season opener against the Seattle Seahawks. It looks like a high ankle sprain, so this should be Kolb's team for a while. Then again, it may Ryan Lindley's team in a few weeks.
Here are 15 other injuries from Week 1 you should know about.
1. Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker hurt his left shoulder against the New England Patriots. He didn't return after suffering the injury in the fourth quarter, although he was seen throwing on the sidelines. Locker expressed confidence he could play next week.
3. Maurice Jones-Drew was forced to carry the load for the Jacksonville Jaguars when Rashad Jennings left with a knee injury against the Minnesota Vikings. Jennings didn't touch the ball after halftime.
4. Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon caught four passes, including an 88-yard touchdown, in just one quarter of action in a stunning win over the New Orleans Saints. Then he left with a foot injury. That's a very Pierre Garcon thing to do.
7. NFL Network and NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that X-rays came up negative on St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold's neck, but the starter will have to stay in the hospital overnight. He was carted off the field against the Detroit Lions on a stretcher.
12. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson left in the second half with an apparent head injury.@greggrosenthal.