ST. LOUIS — Quarterback Neil Lomax expressed confidence Tuesday that he will be ready for the St. Louis Cardinals' NFL season-opener Sunday at home against the Rams.
"It's fine," Lomax, 27, said after reporting for practice at Busch Stadium still hobbling on the right ankle he hurt last week in St. Louis' exhibition game. "I'll be ready to go, no question about that."
Lomax's optimism left Cardinal Coach Gene Stallings with mixed feelings.
"Anytime it's two ankles and a knee, I worry about it, I really do," Stallings said of the injuries Lomax suffered Friday against the San Diego Chargers. "He's a tough guy. From what little I've been around him, I'd say if it's at all possible, he'll play."
As insurance, St. Louis offensive coordinator Jim Shofner said he planned to spend extra time working with newly signed quarterback Cliff Stoudt.