Arians: It 'could be a month' before Carson Palmer returns for Arizona

Wednesday September 17th, 2014

Carson Palmer's return for the Arizona Cardinals could be in a day, or it could be in a month, head coach Bruce Arians told Fox Sports' Alex Marvez Tuesday. Palmer attempted to start Sunday's game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, but was replaced by Drew Stanton after team officials shut Palmer down, according to Marvez.

Whlie Arians has "his fingers crossed" Palmer can return to action this upcoming weekend, he termed Palmer's injury as "a nerve that just won't fire," and has no easily pegged timetable for recovery.

, saying, "It's just one of those things you've just go to wait and hope it wakes up. There's no, 'It needs 48 hours. It needs six days, it needs 12 days.' You just don't know.​"

The Cardinals are off to an NFC West-leading 2-0 start, but face division rival San Francisco this upcoming weekend, followed by the defending AFC Champion Denver Broncos in Week 5 after a bye week. 

Palmer threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers on Week 1.

- Will Green

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