After missing weeks 2 and 3, Carson Palmer is nearing his return. He has been dealing with a nerve injury in his neck that has lingered since early in the season. After an impressive Week 1 performance against the San Diego Chargers, throwing for 304 yards on 24 of 37 passing, with 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions, Palmer was forced to miss the next two games, surrendering the starting quarterback job to Drew Stanton. Stanton has filled in very nicely for Palmer, leading Arizona to victories over the Giants and the 49ers.
Luckily for both Palmer and the Cardinals organization, their bye week falls during Week 4, giving Palmer extra rest before returning. During Tuesday’s practice, Palmer was seen tossing the ball around on the side, which is a good sign. He is expected to continue to do so until he is feeling completely better.
Per Arizona Republic, Palmer said that his shoulder is feeling “much, much better”. He has undergone “tons of treatment” and is nearing 100%. It looks like he has a very good chance to suit up in Week 5 as the Cardinals will take on the Broncos in what could be a shootout, boding well for Palmer owners.