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NFL injury report, Week 12: Justin Bethel cleared to practice, Carson Palmer with hand injury

A look at the first injury report of the week for both teams.


The first injury report of the week has been released by both the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts. The Cardinals saw a new player added to it, while the Colts continue to have health issues in the defensive backfield.

For the Cardinals, the most notable injury items started when cornerback Justin Bethel was cleared to return to practice after going through the league's concussion protocol. He practiced, but was limited.

Only one player for Arizona did not practice. That was backup center Mike Gibson, who apparently caught the flu bug or whatever has been going around the locker room.

Bethel, linebacker John Abraham (hamstring) and receiver Michael Floyd (shoulder) were the players limited in practice.

Quarterback Carson Palmer was a full participant in practice, but appeared on the injury report for the first time since joining Arizona. He was listed with a hand injury. Receiver Brittan Golden, who has missed time with a bad hamstring, practiced fully, as did Frostee Rucker (calf).

With the injury to Teddy Williams, whose Achilles surgery went well, Golden getting healthy will be key, as Bruce Arians likes to have a speedy receiver to take the top off of defenses. Arians said that Golden is at about 90 percent with his health. Arians also said that newly signed Bryan McCann will handle gunner duties on the punt coverage team.

For the Colts, there is a familiar face on the injury report.

Cornerback Greg Toler, suffering with a groin injury, did not practice Wednesday. Neither did safety LaRon Landry, who has a toe injury. Running back Dan Herron (ankle) and fullback Stanley Havli (concussion) also missed practice. Cornerback Josh Gordy (groin) was limited and Derrius Heyward-Bay (ankle) and Delano Howell (neck) fully participated in practice.

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