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Carson Palmer will be a game-time decision

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Quarterback Carson Palmer was limited in practice again on Friday, leaving open the possibility that he won’t be able to play against the Rams on Sunday.

Palmer hurt his right elbow early in last Sunday’s loss to the Eagles, but was able to remain in the game for the duration. He admitted this week that his play was affected by the injury, however, and hasn’t thrown much in practice this week as the team tries to manage the injury.

Coach Bruce Arians said Friday, via Darren Urban of the team’s website, that Palmer will be a game-time decision while adding that he believes Palmer will be able to play. Arians also said he was confident in Drew Stanton’s ability to take over in the event that Palmer can’t go on Sunday. Stanton hasn’t played in a regular season game since the 2010 season.

There was some good news for the Cardinals offense as well. Running back Andre Ellington (knee) and wide receiver Michael Floyd (ankle) are both set to be in the lineup.

Palmer missed 12 games in 2008 because of a partially torn ligament in his throwing elbow. Palmer avoided surgery and returned to play all 16 games the next season.

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15 Responses to “Carson Palmer will be a game-time decision”
  1. beardinals says: Dec 6, 2013 3:48 PM

    So he (they) threw deep with a bad wing. That potentially took 2 TDs off the board and gave the ball to the Eagles.

  2. theptfpoet says: Dec 6, 2013 3:51 PM

    Think of it this way… At least you aren’t cheering for the Vikings.

  3. theptfpoet says: Dec 6, 2013 3:52 PM

    Carson Palmer with no right arm is still a better QB than anyone on the pathetic Viking roster.

  4. pem34 says: Dec 6, 2013 4:01 PM

    And that “decision” will be whether to throw a pick six early or wait til the 4th quarter to create more drama.

  5. seider199 says: Dec 6, 2013 4:18 PM

    should have gotten that TJ surgery back in 2008…

  6. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 6, 2013 4:29 PM

    Carson Palmer had better November statistics (ZERO LOSSES) than ben roethlisberger who won the Offensive Player of the Month in November.

    Palmer = 3 wins – 0 losses

    108.8 QB rating

    68% Completions

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    benny roeth = 3 wins – 1 loss

    98.7 QB rating

    61% completions

  7. freevinnycurry says: Dec 6, 2013 4:34 PM

    Poor guy. He is still a legit dominant passer but that offensive line is abysmal.

  8. beardinals says: Dec 6, 2013 4:47 PM

    freevinnycurry says:
    Poor guy. He is still a legit dominant passer but that offensive line is abysmal.
    ———————-
    This can be said for lots of teams throughout the league. A mobile QB hides a lot of O-line evils.

    The line has actually taken a step forward (you might just be reading last year’s news).

  9. geeoh2k13 says: Dec 6, 2013 5:10 PM

    I would hate to not have him in there. With the exception of last week, the O-Line and Palmer have been playing very well together. It sucks that Big Red has the same record as the Motor City Kitties, yet are on the outside looking in on the Playoff race.

  10. drummerwinslow says: Dec 6, 2013 5:45 PM

    I thought it was the “college read option” that got QBs hurt! Wow! Who woulda “thunk!”

  11. vikingapologist says: Dec 6, 2013 5:55 PM

    Great, I am in a must win for fantasy this week and Larry fitz and Floyd will be worthless with Drew Stanton

  12. bigsmarty says: Dec 6, 2013 6:02 PM

    vikingapologist says:
    Dec 6, 2013 5:55 PM
    Great, I am in a must win for fantasy this week and Larry fitz and Floyd will be worthless with Drew Stanton

    _______________________________

    I think Stanton could come in and do well. He knows the offense and played well in pre season

  13. beardinals says: Dec 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    Not sure how good Stanton is (especially with few reps) but he can move around.

  14. sasquatchery says: Dec 6, 2013 8:06 PM

    Oh, we already know what we’re getting for Christmas this year… the question is how high in the draft we get to pick.

    So I say let Stanton play, Palmer can chill, we can lose a few more games and not be stuck in the doldrums of the middle order of next year’s draft.

    Win/Win!

  15. jdphx says: Dec 7, 2013 12:28 AM

    Needs ONE more start for the Raiders to get the higher draft pick….

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