Cards’ Fitzgerald practices, hopes to play Sunday

Tempe, AZ ( – Larry Fitzgerald figures to be a game-time
decision for a second straight week when the Arizona Cardinals travel to
Atlanta this Sunday, though the veteran wide receiver is encouraged by his
chances of playing.

Fitzgerald is listed as questionable to face the Falcons but was a limited
participant in Friday’s practice. The eight-time Pro Bowler skipped the
previous two days’ sessions as he recovers from a Grade 2 sprain of his left
knee that also kept him out of last Sunday’s loss at Seattle.

The 31-year-old did tell the Cardinals’ official site that it was “highly
likely” he’ll be on the field for Sunday’s contest.

Fitzgerald missed his first game since Dec. 2, 2007 in Arizona’s 19-3 setback
to the Seahawks. He hasn’t been inactive in consecutive weeks since a
hamstring injury kept him out for three straight games during the 2006 season.

Fitzgerald is the only questionable Arizona player on this week’s injury
report. Quarterback Drew Stanton (ankle), running back Andre Ellington
(foot/hip) and wide receiver John Brown (teeth) are all probable.