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Friday, October 10, 2014

Cardinals Injury Update: Carson Palmer experiences improvement

By on 10/10/2014 10:18:00 AM

The Arizona Cardinals' quarterback left Denver on Monday after receiving treatment on his right shoulder. The consultant who was treating Carson Palmer said there was a great deal of improvement made, as reported by Josh Weinfuss of

This was according to Greg Roskopf, the founder and CEO of Muscle Activation Techniques, who was working with Palmer from Friday through Monday. He said that there is "pretty significant" damage to the nerve that was injured in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers. Palmer is scheduled to visit with Roskopf again today for a follow-up evaluation.

Palmer was throwing during the Cardinals' open portion of practice. This is the first time the quarterback has thrown since he re-aggravated his shoulder two weeks ago. He is hoping to get back to full practice as soon as possible. This will only happen if his arm responds in a positive way. "I just have to be able to throw a ball," Palmer said. "Let loose and throw it hard. That's basically it."

This has been a very frustrating nerve injury for Palmer. The timetable of him playing is always in question. The positives you can take from this is that the nerve has woken up, and now it will be up to the training staff, Palmer, and the specialists to keep it awake. This will come down to how much discomfort and/or pain Palmer has throwing the football and whether he can throw it hard. The Cardinals have been preparing Logan Thomas to possibly start this week, as Drew Stanton is recovering from a concussion he suffered last week.

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