Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner said he plans to see an ophthalmologist about lingering post-concussion symptoms that kept him out of Sunday's last-second 20-17 loss at Tennessee.
Warner said Monday he’s having hard-to-describe issues with his eyes, a condition he had hoped would subside last week but never did. He said the Cardinals medical staff told him before Sunday’s game he shouldn’t play and he agreed.
The decision ended Warner’s string of 41 consecutive starts.
He sustained the concussion in the second quarter of Arizona’s 21-13 victory at St. Louis and didn’t play in the second half of that game.
Warner took all the first-string reps in practice last week but acknowledged that the eye issue persisted.
No Ryan for Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons will be without quarterback Matt Ryan as they try to improve their playoff hopes in a key NFC game against Philadelphia this week.
Coach Mike Smith said Monday that Ryan will miss at least one game with a turf toe injury. Chris Redman, who took over for Ryan in Sunday’s 20-17 win over Tampa Bay, will start against the Eagles.
DeSean Jackson’s status is uncertain after the dynamic Eagles receiver sustained a concussion in Sunday’s 27-24 win over Washington. Meanwhile, running Brian Westbrook will be re-examined this week after missing the last two games with his second concussion of the season. … The New York Giants placed linebacker Antonio Pierce on injured reserve with a bulging disk in his neck. … Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl middle linebacker Jon Beason was arrested and charged with punching a man at a strip club. … The Cleveland Browns lost Pro Bowl nose tackle Shaun Rogers to a season-ending lower leg injury. … Tampa Bay punter Dirk Johnson will miss the remainder of the season with a pulled hamstring.