Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is not going to be cut during the regular season.
He is, however, expected to miss at least a week of practice and games with a sore right shoulder, coach Bruce Arians said Thursday.
Palmer, who had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on Dec. 14, is expected to undergo a full recovery and will be eligible to play in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks.
“We’ll see where we go with it,” Arians told reporters.
“He’s going to miss some practice and some games, but he’s going [to be] ready to go when the season starts.”
Palmer is coming off an 11-game winning streak.
He threw for 4,845 yards, 35 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during the Cardinals’ 13-3 run in the NFC West.
Arizona is hoping that the return of the quarterback and the return to full health will give the team a boost heading into the second half of the season.
Palmer had been dealing with an ankle injury for the past few weeks.
He said Thursday that the injury is a “work in progress” and he plans to return in the fall.
“I’ve been working on it every day.
We’ll see what happens,” Palmer said.
“It was just a work in progress.
I was feeling better but still getting it.
I don’t know if it’s something else, just a little bit sore.”