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Carson Palmer 'could possibly practice Thursday or Friday' with no setbacks with shoulder

The veteran starter has a chance to be available for the home game against Washington.

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Doug Pensinger

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was a guest on Tuesday, as he always is, on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez.

Arians updated the situation with starting quarterback Carson Palmer and the nerve issue in his throwing shoulder.

"He threw some more (Tuesday) and we''ll see how this thing responds," Arians told Marvez. "The last time he upped the ante a little bit on it, it swelled back up. So (Wednesday) will be a very critical day to see how it responds and if he can continue, then I think he could possibly practice Thursday or Friday."

If he is able to go all out for an entire practice, he would be able to start on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. If not, the quarterback situation is up in the air. Backup Drew Stanton still must go through the concussion protocol to be able to return to practice and then to be able to play, which leaves rookie Logan Thomas as the guy to start, with Dennis Dixon backing, recently signed to the practice squad, to back him up.

That is far from ideal, but Arians said Monday he would be comfortable with the rookie if he had all the reps in practice.