Marc Bulger didn't suffer the most "famous" pinky injury in St. Louis football history. But he's trying to reach the quarterback who did — Kurt Warner — for some advice.
"I may talk to Kurt," Bulger said Tuesday. "I tried to get in contact with him (Monday). Just to see how I can get back quicker, or something like that. ... I know he did this in 2000."
It's quite possible that Bulger is done for the preseason. He said Tuesday, in his first comments since the injury, that he's targeting the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against Seattle for his return. The injury won't be completely healed when he returns, Bulger said, so it will be more of a pain tolerance issue.
When asked if he'd like to get in a series or two in the preseason finale Sept. 3 against Kansas City, Bulger
replied: "We'll see. If Coach (Steve Spagnuolo) feels it's important, I'd love to come back and play with the guys. But (Monday) when I was at the doctor, No. 1 on my list was Seattle. ... I'm 100 percent going to be in for Seattle. That's all I'm thinking about now."
Concurring with what Spagnuolo told reporters Monday, Bulger said, "There was no major damage. It's just a chipped bone that we're trying to be careful with right now. I'll be out there as soon as I can."
In the meantime, there's not much Bulger can do but just let time heal the injury.