Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws under pressure from San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer did not learn anything at the specialist in Los Angeles on Wednesday that he didn’t already know. His shoulder doesn’t have any major damage and just needs rest for the nerve to awaken.
He was told that his injury is not career or season-ending, which is great news. He officially did not practice on Thursday, although he was out on the field participating in drills. He did not do any throwing though.
Palmer had been excused from practice on Wednesday to take the hour flight over to Los Angeles to get a second opinion on his shoulder since it had been getting better but regressed this week. He was told his shoulder could wake at any time. The official diagnosis is axillary nerve contusion. He will not require any type of surgery. Although Palmer has not thrown this week he did not rule out practicing on Friday. Even if he does, backup quarterback Drew Stanton likely gets the start again.