Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer may have a torn ACL, after leaving the game in the fourth quarter. Rams safety Mark Barron sacked Palmer, who had to be carted off the field. The Cardinals would go on to win the game 31-14. Arizona was trailing 14-10 when Palmer got hurt.
Arizona coach Bruce Arians said that the team doesn’t know prognosis yet and they will do more tests. Arians said, “We don’t know anything about Carson’s injury or the length or whatever it is yet. It is obviously a knee, but he will be evaluated and get an MRI and everything, and we’ll know something more hopefully by Tuesday.”
Palmer just signed an extension with the Cardinals, worth $50-million for three-years, with $20.5 million guaranteed. The last time that Palmer suffered a similar injury, he had just signed a six-year, $118-million contract. That was in 2005, when Palmer was much younger, he is now 34 and will be 35 in December.
Carson Palmer has done a great job of managing the Cardinals this season, and has led them to an 8-1 record. The back-up quarterback is Drew Stanton, who came in and threw for 85 yards and a touchdown, will now take the reigns if Palmer is injured.
I hope that Palmer injury isn’t too serious, but it didn’t look good. Palmer has never won the Super Bowl and this season looked like his best chance to finally win one.
He is the only quarterback from the 2003 Draft that is still playing.