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Skelton currently is expected to miss 2-4 weeks

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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback John Skelton #19 of the Arizona Cardinals is carted off the field after an injury during the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Seahawks 20-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Cardinals starting quarterback John Skelton won’t be the starter, for at least a couple weeks.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Skelton currently is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a low ankle sprain that initially was believed to be the more serious high ankle sprain.

The situation remains fluid. At one point on Monday, the thinking was that Skelton could be back by Week Three, when the Eagles come to town. Instead, it appears that Kevin Kolb will get the call when the Cardinals go to New England in Week Two, host Kolb’s Eagles the next Sunday, possibly the Dolphins in Week Four, and even on the high end face the Rams when the Cardinals go to St. Louis on a short week for Week Five.

Of course, the speed with which Skelton’s ankle heals will be tied, indirectly at least, to the manner in which Kolb plays. If Kolb finally starts earning the $27 million in checks he has cashed, Skelton may not be back to 100 percent for a while.