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September 12, 2009 12:37 AM

Boldin Not Sure About His Status

Two days ago, Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said receiver Anquan Boldin's chances of playing in the team's season opener Sept. 13 at University of Phoenix Stadium were good. Boldin has battled a hamstring injury for most of the preseason.

Boldin, today, said he's not sure if he will be able to take the field Sunday. His status, he said, is still up in the air.

He did some sprints Friday but didn't push himself. Bolden, who hasn't practiced this week, said he is improving but doesn't want to re-aggravite the hamstring and turn a minor injury into a season-long problem.

"You don't want to risk getting injured and then being out four weeks," Boldin told The Arizona Republic. "That would be stupid. It's a long season. It's only week one. I'd rather sit out game one as opposed to sitting out four or five other games. You just have to use your discretion."

Wednesday, Whisenhunt said he was confident Boldin would be ready to start against the 49ers.

"I think we've got a history with 'Q'," he said. "That's why I have a good feeling about him playing."

If Boldin isn't able to play Steve Breaston, the usual No. 3 receiver, will take his place. But, even Breaston is not fully healthy. He admitted he is not 100 percent after suffering a knee injury in Week One of the preseason.

Boldin had 89 catches for 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2008.

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