Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer sought a second opinion on his injured throwing shoulder this week. And the results were somewhat mixed.
According to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910, the second opinion showed that Palmer suffered from “axillary nerve contusion,” which causes numbness over certain parts of the shoulder.
In some cases, it can take a month to recover from this injury. In other cases, it can a few months. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians indicated earlier in the week that Palmer had regressed since initially showing signs of improvement. He wouldn’t rule the veteran out for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. But in reality, it’s hard to imagine that Palmer will be able to go in that one.
The larger issue here is Palmer’s long-term prognosis for the season. While Week 6 would put him in the ballpark for recovery from the injury, each case is different. As we mentioned above, it could be months before he’s on the field.
Stanton, who figures to be under center for at least one more week, is 2-0 as the Cardinals starter this season.
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