Injured Boldin says he won't test hamstring until just before kickoff

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TEMPE -- Anquan Boldin says he won't give his injured hamstring a serious test until just before kickoff of the Arizona Cardinals' divisional playoff game at Carolina tomorrow night.

The Pro Bowl wide receiver sat out practice for the third day in a row yesterday to rest the injury, doing only minor rehabilitation work.

Boldin strained his left hamstring on a 71-yard touchdown pass play from Kurt Warner in the second quarter of last Saturday's 30-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt compared Boldin's situation to safety Adrian Wilson's hamstring injury earlier in the season.

The decision to play Wilson against Buffalo on Oct. 5 was made just before game time.

Wilson's play in the 41-17 victory over Buffalo was limited, and that could be the case for Boldin, too.

Whisenhunt says the game plan will be the same, with or without Boldin, who despite missing four games caught 89 passes for 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns in the regular season.

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