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Cardinals will be “very, very careful” with Carson Palmer

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is helped up after a being sacked against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. Palmer left the game after the hit. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) AP

A bad start to the season got worse for the Cardinals on Sunday when they lost quarterback Carson Palmer to a concussion during a 17-13 loss to the Rams.

Palmer left the game in the fourth quarter after his head slammed against the turf while he was being sacked by Aaron Donald and Eugene Sims and he was evaluated on the sideline briefly before returning to the locker room.

Coach Bruce Arians said after the game that Palmer is now in the concussion protocol and that the Cardinals will be “very, very careful” with him in the coming days. That diagnosis makes it likely that Palmer will miss the team’s next game as they face the 49ers on the road on Thursday night, leaving a short window for Palmer to get cleared.

Drew Stanton would start in Palmer’s place. He threw a pair of interceptions late in Sunday’s loss. Palmer was 23-of-36 for 288 yards, a touchdown and an interception while also losing a fumble.

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9 Responses to “Cardinals will be “very, very careful” with Carson Palmer”
  1. haywoodjablomey says: Oct 2, 2016 8:12 PM

    Not to worry, Card fans! Captain Checkdown, the Deuce (pun intended) will find a way to hand you a victory on Thursday.

    BOLD prediction: TNF ratings will plummet, again

  2. mzew233 says: Oct 2, 2016 8:12 PM

    Tired of the hype around this team. We get it. They turned the franchise around and went to 1 NFCC.

    All the analysts picked them to beat New England, and they were ‘ashamed’ of losing to BB.
    Their QB is on his last ride and they lost to Buffalo this year.

  3. Bubbalicious says: Oct 2, 2016 8:34 PM

    Karma coming for you Carson after your inappropriate comments about Brady! Reap the whirlwind. Enjoy your one playoff win!

  4. r502 says: Oct 2, 2016 8:35 PM

    Cardinals are typical of an aging team that was close last year, and keep it together for one more run, but their key players are running out of gas.
    No QB, no chance.
    The Cards are facing a rebuild

  5. leatherface2012 says: Oct 2, 2016 8:42 PM

    Cardinals will be “very, very careful” with Carson Palmer…..why? is he violent and he’ll be mean to them?

  6. QB Film Room says: Oct 2, 2016 8:49 PM

    Cards window is closed they had a SB window in 2014-2015. Life is too fragile in NFL

  7. jakehoyt says: Oct 2, 2016 8:59 PM

    The cardinals are fine. Still early

  8. squidlips82 says: Oct 3, 2016 1:18 PM

    O VER A TED…..

  9. atillathehans says: Oct 4, 2016 1:10 AM

    Last year didn’t the Falcons start off 5-0. Then fizzled. Greenbay and Seahawks both started off very slow.
    People need to have something better than a one week memory. Put some critical thinking into your life.

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