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Cards' Boldin sits out with sore hamstring

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (Aug. 8, 2006) -- Arizona wide receiver Anquan Boldin sat out practice with a sore hamstring for the second day in a row and might not play in the Aug. 12 preseason opener against Pittsburgh.

Defensive tackle Kendrick Clancy also missed practice, with a sore groin.

"We don't know about either one of them," Arizona coach Dennis Green said of their prospects for playing against the Steelers. "We'll probably know tomorrow, or Thursday at least. Obviously if there's any leftover injuries, we'd hold them out. We've got a lot of guys out there who want to play and show what they can do."

Injury-plagued defensive tackle Kenny King will have surgery to remove a metal plate from his right wrist and will be out for about eight weeks, Green said. King missed the last two seasons after twice breaking the wrist. King broke his right hand in workouts last week, an injury that was unrelated to his wrist problems.

But doctors decided to remove the plate rather than wait until the end of the season, as had been previously planned. While King was optimistic about his return, Green hinted the former Alabama player might not figure in the Cardinals' plans.

"He's been here three years, he's had two weeks of work," Green said.

Starting offensive tackle Oliver Ross will be out three to five weeks after undergoing knee surgery on Aug. 7. Green was relieved that Ross didn't require more serious surgery that would have sidelined him for up to 10 weeks.

Ross tore a meniscus in his right knee last week.

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