Donovan McNabb Still Doubtful For Sunday; Kevin Kolb May Get Start

Neil FerroContributor ISeptember 17, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 13:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after injuring his knee in the second half of their NFL season opener against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 13, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. McNabb did not return to the game.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Donovan McNabb will be held out of practice all week, and it is increasingly likely he will not get the start against New Orleans on Sunday.

McNabb is suffering from a cracked rib, which he suffered in a week one game against the Carolina Panthers, and will be held out as long as the injury is affecting his mobility, says the report.

Coach Andy Reid vocalized his support of McNabb's backup, Kevin Kolb, who has yet to make an NFL start, and has been unimpressive in limited time at mop-up duty for the Eagles.

Michael Vick and recently signed Jeff Garcia are the two other backups for McNabb. Vick is not eligible to play until next week, while Garcia has, well, been away from the program for a little while.

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