Carson Palmer dealing with high ankle sprain

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Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer came into Sunday’s game with a right elbow injury that has limited him in practice the last couple of weeks and he left it with another part of his body aching as well.

Palmer was hit low by Titans defensive end Kamerion Wimbley early in the game, drawing a flag for roughing the passer and forcing Palmer to get a hurried tape job on his left ankle when he returned to the bench. Palmer never came out of the 37-34 overtime victory, but coach Bruce Arians said after the game that the quarterback had suffered a high ankle sprain that impacted the Cardinals’ offensive approach.

“He’ll be pretty sore tomorrow … that took a lot of our game plan, a lot of our play-action passes from us,” Arians said, via “He’s a tough customer. He wasn’t coming out of there.”

Palmer finished the day 20-of-30 for 231 yards and a touchdown and didn’t throw an interception for the fourth time in the last five games, so the injury wasn’t too big a stumbling block for him on the day. We’ll find out this week how Palmer’s ankle fared once the tape came off and whether he’ll be in the lineup when the team goes to Seattle in Week 16.

13 responses to “Carson Palmer dealing with high ankle sprain

  1. Palmer could play on one foot with one arm tied behind his back, and he’d still be better than Andy Dalton.

  2. Carson Palmer has been a fringe top 10 QB this season. The only negative he has was his slow start to grasp the offense that lead to way too many picks. Some of that was the fault of the WR(s) & TE(s) not grasping the offense as well.

    For all the hate that Palmer gets, there are at least 15 other teams that are chomping at the bit to have his type of production from their QB position.

  3. With Palmer and Larry not at 100%, the Seahawks may have all but sealed up the division this Sunday!

    That isn’t even the most pressing issue for the Cards. Without the Honey Badger in the secondary, the once-solid D looked pedestrian against an also-ran QB. Wilson might have a field day if they don’t get it straightened out fast.

    Look at how bad that D was without Tyrann Mathieu in the lineup and tell me he isn’t DROY material.

  4. I apologize…. after the Campbell injury…. Oakland’s Palmer led PASS Offense improved 80 yards per game.

    Much of that had to due with the fact that McFadden went down for the season in Palmer’s first game with the Raiders…. but…. the next season with McFadden (12 games)… Palmer averaged 72.9 yards more than Jason Campbell.

  5. LoyalRaven: Love that comment….Carson is twice the QB Joe Flacco is and you guys are paying him $20M/year, sucks for you guys. Dont worry though he only has about 6 years left on his deal.

  6. I like the Cardinals. I wish they didn’t have to play Seattle this week because it’s going to ruin their chances of making the playoffs. I don’t see frisco losing this week and it’s going to make next week’s game meaningless for AZ. Seattle is just not going to lose a chance to clinch in front of their home fans and at the expense of a division foe. Palmer better have the game of his career or he’ll face the same fate of Eli Manning.

  7. Only good teams make it to the Playoffs, for the Cardinals they face 2 of the toughest teams in the NFC if not the NFL in the next 2 weeks.
    So if the Cardinals make it to the Playoffs, it will say alot about this franchise chances in the Playoff, but they lose one game that might be it for them.

    I only see the Cardinals getting into the Playoff two ways:
    1. they beat the Seahawks and 49ers (very hard to do)
    2. Panthers lose the next 2 games.

  8. Palmer was ran out of Oakland why? Just because the Raiders coaching sucked. He put up decent numbers last year. Not his fault the run game, receivers and defense were sub-standard.

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