Arizona Cardinals’ Carson Palmer has “Regressed” in Recovery


Starting Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback, Carson Palmer, played in the season opener but, ever since, has been sidelined with a shoulder injury. As a result, backup Drew Stanton, has been starting and playing well leading the Cards to a 3-0 start to begin the season.

Palmer’s injury has involved a nerve issue in his shoulder which has cost him to lose a lot of feeling in his throwing mechanics. Throughout the week, Palmer was talking as if he would be ready to go for the matchup against the Denver Broncos this Sunday.

This all changed Wednesday afternoon, though, as Palmer missed practiced to seek a 2nd opinion on his shoulder injury as his injury has reportedly “regressed.”

Head Coach, Bruce Arians, talked to reporters and this is what he had to say in regards to Palmer’s injury status:

"“He threw a bunch last Thursday and Friday and then regressed, so we’re hoping we can find out why…”“It was afterwards (when) something swelled back around that nerve, and it went back to sleep…”“(Thursday) he’s probably doubtful,” Arians said. “Hopefully he’ll get (the specialist’s opinion), find an answer, find a treatment and get back. Then, hopefully Friday, whatever we find out will work, and he’ll be able to go.”"

Arians still brings optimism to the table as Arians states how he thinks Palmer will be ready to go by Friday.

Hearing that Palmer’s injury was improving and then swelling began to occur again causing more numbness in Palmer’s shoulder concerns me. It is hard to see Palmer being 100% good to go for Sunday with such an injury.

So now what is better Cardinal fans? Having a 70% healthy Carson Palmer or 100% Drew Stanton? The decision is yours!

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