Carson Palmer won't play on Thursday

It’s enough to make Chad Ochocinco mutter, “Child please.”

After a 4-11-1 season marred by an elbow injury to quarterback Carson Palmer, the preseason will now feature Palmer struggling with a high ankle sprain.

Per ESPN, it’s a mild-to-moderate sprain, which will at a minimum knock Palmer out of Thursday night’s preseason game at New England.

But if it indeed is a high ankle sprain, Palmer could miss even more time.

So stay tuned, please.

Or, as the case may be, child please.