Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton underwent arthroscopic surgery for an infection, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

By SI Wire
December 26, 2014

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton underwent arthroscopic surgery for an infection, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Stanton is recovering but may not play again this season, the report says.

​The 30-year-old suffered the initial injury during a Dec. 11 victory over the St. Louis Rams. Stanton became Arizona's starter when Carson Palmer was lost for the season to an ACL tear.

Before news of the procedure, it was believed Stanton could return for the playoffs. Over nine games (and eight starts) this season, Stanton has passed for 1,711 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.

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Ryan Lindley started last week's 35-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He completed 18 of his 44 pass attempts for 216 yards and an interception.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said earlier this week that Logan Thomas would start on Sunday against the 49ers in San Francisco, but a later report said Lindley will be under center for that game.

The Cardinals have already secured a spot in the playoffs and can clinch the NFC West division if they win and the Seattle Seahawks lose to the St. Louis Rams.

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