The biggest unknown is Cards wide receiver John Brown, who suffered a concussion on July 31. He returned to practice last week but is still suffering from recurring headaches.
“This is my first concussion, my first time dealing with it,” Brown said. “The coaches and the trainers are doing a great job taking their time with it. We’ll just wait and see what the outcome will be.”
Brown was hurt trying to catch a pass and it looked innocuous enough, but he has yet to return to full speed nearly a month later.
“I’ve been concerned the whole time,” coach Bruce Arians said. “You hate to see them linger this long, because you don’t really know what’s causing them, whether it was the concussion, or if it’s medicine, weather, whatever it is. He’s had two headache-free days, so hopefully we can exercise and have a headache free day.”
Brown did some work in practice on Monday afternoon. In the past, the headaches would arise immediately after sudden movements, the story said. He said that wasn’t the case this time and said he's doing fine and Monday was "a better day."