Cardinals’ Palmer sees shoulder specialist

Tempe, AZ ( – The Arizona Cardinals’ plans on having Carson
Palmer back under center following their bye week have appeared to have hit a
snag, as the veteran quarterback was excused from Wednesday’s practice to see
a specialist about his ailing right shoulder.

Palmer missed Arizona’s previous two games prior to the team’s Week 4 bye as
he dealt with a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder. Head coach Bruce Arians
told reporters that the problem has regressed since Palmer took part in a pair
of extensive throwing sessions last week.

Arians has yet to rule Palmer out for Sunday’s game at Denver, but did say the
12-year pro will have to prove he can throw at full velocity over the next
couple of days in order to be cleared.

Drew Stanton has stepped in for Palmer in Arizona’s last two contests and
guided the 3-0 Cardinals to a pair of wins, including a 23-14 decision over
NFC West rival San Francisco on Sept. 21 in which he tossed a pair of
touchdown passes.

Stanton did not commit a turnover in either of those two starts while amassing
411 yards on a 32-of-62 completion rate.