Cards' Fitzgerald practices, hopes to play Sunday

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Tempe, AZ ( - Larry Fitzgerald figures to be a game-time decision for a second straight week when the Arizona Cardinals travel to Atlanta this Sunday, though the veteran wide receiver is encouraged by his chances of playing.

Fitzgerald is listed as questionable to face the Falcons but was a limited participant in Friday's practice. The eight-time Pro Bowler skipped the previous two days' sessions as he recovers from a Grade 2 sprain of his left knee that also kept him out of last Sunday's loss at Seattle.

The 31-year-old did tell the Cardinals' official site that it was "highly likely" he'll be on the field for Sunday's contest.

Fitzgerald missed his first game since Dec. 2, 2007 in Arizona's 19-3 setback to the Seahawks. He hasn't been inactive in consecutive weeks since a hamstring injury kept him out for three straight games during the 2006 season.

Fitzgerald is the only questionable Arizona player on this week's injury report. Quarterback Drew Stanton (ankle), running back Andre Ellington (foot/hip) and wide receiver John Brown (teeth) are all probable.