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Updated: October 16th, 2012 1:49pm
Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb to miss Vikings game with rib injury

Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb to miss Vikings game with rib injury

by Tom Pelissero
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The Minnesota Vikings apparently will host another backup quarterback at the Metrodome this coming weekend.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb will miss the game and probably more with several injuries he suffered in Sunday's overtime loss to Buffalo, ESPN reported on Tuesday.

The Cardinals confirmed Kolb suffered a sprained sternoclavicular joint and cartilage damage to his ribs and said he's out indefinitely.

John Skelton -- the third-year pro out of Fordham who beat out Kolb for the starting job in training camp but injured an ankle in the opener -- relieved Kolb against the Bills and completed just 2 of 10 passes for 45 yards with an interception.

In 15 career games (12 starts), Skelton has completed 227 of 439 passes (51.7%) for 2,769 yards with 13 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions. The only other quarterback on the Cardinals' roster is Ryan Lindley, a rookie from San Diego State.

No matter who has started, the Cardinals haven't played well on offense. They rank 31st in total offense and 28th in pass offense and are tied for 26th in scoring. Kolb has taken 23 sacks over the past three games alone.

Two weeks ago at the Metrodome, the Vikings thumped a Tennessee team that started veteran backup Matt Hasselbeck in place of injured starter Jake Locker.

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