Boldin practices, but status for Sunday uncertain

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Anquan Boldin butted heads with teammates in practice to test his surgically repaired sinus passage and jaw on Wednesday.

He passed that test, but the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver says he's uncertain whether he would play Sunday at Carolina.

Boldin was injured after a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit from New York Jets safety Eric Smith on Sept. 28.

Not only was Boldin's sinus fractured, he also had his upper jaw knocked out of place. Doctors had to cut the jaw bone on both sides, then move it back into alignment and secure it with permanent plates.

Wires inserted to hold the jaw together during healing were removed after three weeks.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt says it was good to see Boldin running, catching, doing a lot of things in practice.