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Carson Palmer’s Shoulder Injury Won’t Require Surgery


Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 provides an update regarding Cardinals QB Carson Palmer and his injured shoulder.

According to Jurecki, Palmer is suffering from axillary nerve contusion. However, the good news is that this will not require surgery and will instead allow him to continue his rehab.

HC Bruce Arians told reporters on Wednesday that Palmer could be the Cardinals’ backup quarterback this weekend, but this will depend on how things go in the coming days. Palmer is not expected to practice on Thursday.


Mike Jurecki reports that Cardinals QB Carson Palmer will seek a second opinion on the nerve injury he sustained to his throwing shoulder.

  • Palmer told ESPN’s Ed Werder that his injury has not progressed as he hoped it would, but that he has not ruled out starting this week.
  • Head Coach Bruce Arians echoed Palmer’s concern, stating that he would have liked to see more progress by now, via Darren Urban.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer told reporters last week that he was planning to be back in the lineup for Arizona’s game against the Denver Broncos this week.

Week five always appeared a likely option for Palmer, with the Cardinals off in week four, but his status certainly seems in doubt now.

Backup QB Drew Stanton has been solid in relief of Palmer as he has led them to a road win over the Giants and a home victory against the 49ers in Week 3.

On the season, Stanton has completed 51.6 percent of his passes for 411 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

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