Carson Palmer’s season is over.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed today what was widely expected after Sunday’s game against the Rams: Palmer has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is done for the year. He will go on season-ending injured reserve.
If there’s any good news, it’s that Arians also confirmed that there is no damage to Palmer’s knee other than the torn ACL. Palmer will likely be ready to go for the start of next season, but this season is done.
The Cardinals, who have the best record in the NFL at 8-1, will now go forward with Drew Stanton as their starting quarterback the rest of the way. Stanton’s job won’t be easy, as the Cardinals have the Lions this week and then travel to Seattle next week.