|Cardinals fear DE Berry has another torn triceps|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 12 November 2007 12:12|
The injury to his left triceps came in Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Detroit Lions. Last year, he was sidelined for the final six games of the season with a torn right triceps. That injury also came against the Lions.
``I think it's kind of freakish that it happened to the same guy in the same game against the same opponent,'' coach Ken Whisenhunt said on Monday.
Berry made the Pro Bowl and led the NFC in sacks in 2004, but has been injury-prone since. He was being examined Monday to determine the extent of the injury. Berry also missed the last eight games of the 2005 season with a torn pectoral muscle.
Through nine games this season, he has 21 tackles, 17 solo, and two sacks.
``Whatever the extent of it is, it's unfortunate that he has to deal with that because he worked very hard to get back this year and he's done an outstanding job for us,'' Whisenhunt said.
Joe Tafoya and Darryl Blackstock will share Berry's job.
Adrian Wilson also had to leave Sunday's game with cramps in his right calf. He also was being examined. Sunday's problems probably were related to the right heel injury that has bothered the Pro Bowl safety for some time.
Quarterback Jon Kitna dismissed questions about a back injury Monday, despite concerns raised by coach Rod Marinelli.
Marinelli said Monday that Kitna had a lower back injury, but Kitna disagreed.
``I feel as good today as I have in five weeks,'' he said. ``I'm fine.''
Marinelli said cornerback Fernando Bryant was questionable for this weekend's game against the visiting Giants with a sprained foot, and defensive end Dewayne White could return after missing Sunday's loss at Arizona with an arm injury.
Offensive tackle Jonathan Scott is expected to miss his second straight game with a broken thumb.
Desperate and determined, the Eagles found a way to win a game they couldn't afford to lose. They'll likely be in the same situation the rest of the way, so they better get used to playing with a season-on-the-line mentality.
``We're in a position where you can't overlook anybody or underlook anybody, however you want to call it,'' coach Andy Reid said Monday. ``Without having to emphasize it too much, I just think that preparation, in this league, you've got to focus in week in and week out, play in and play out, or you're in trouble.''
A 33-25 comeback win at Washington prevented Philadelphia (4-5) from falling further behind in a jumbled NFC. Now the Eagles have a chance to close within one game of a playoff spot with a victory over winless Miami (0-9) in Philly next Sunday.
The New York Giants and Detroit Lions, both 6-3, hold the two wild-card spots. They'll meet in Detroit on Sunday, so the loser will drop a game in the standings.
After the Dolphins, the schedule gets much tougher for Philadelphia. Trips to undefeated New England (9-0) and Dallas (8-1) loom.