Warner's order - Keep quiet all week

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Kurt Warner won't be doing any interviews this week about facing the Green Bay Packers, who once cut him.

The league's most valuable player has a vocal cord injury. St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz said Tuesday that Warner, who took a blow to the throat in the regular-season finale Jan. 6 against the Falcons, won't test his voice until the playoff game Sunday. The Rams want him to avoid talking as a precaution, even though he's made big improvements.

Team doctors believe there's a "minute chance" Warner could lose his voice Sunday if he doesn't give it more rest.

"From listening to him talk, his voice is back to what it normally is and really he could probably talk just fine," Martz said. "They would prefer that he continue to rest it until the weekend, which we'll do."--AP

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