The Arizona Cardinals were back at practice on Monday and there were a couple of injuries to note.
The first isn't a new injury, but rather an injury that many hoped would no longer be an issue. That would be quarterback Carson Palmer's right shoulder. With a nerve issue keeping out of the team's last two games, the hope was that he would be good to go this weekend for the Broncos. After his nerve "woke up" last week, the progress he had hoped has not happened as quickly as desired, according to the official team site."
I was hoping to be throwing more than I am," Palmer said. "It's slowly improving. Nothing ever improves as fast as you want it to. I'll just continue to stay on what I have been doing and hopefully it continues to progress."
The key will be how much he can do on Wednesday and Thursday. If he is too limited, that will mean more Drew Stanton, who has played well enough to lead the team to two straight victories.
There was a notable change in the offensive lineup and that was with Jonathan Cooper at left guard. No, he did not take over for Ted Larsen. Paul Fanaika sat out of practice, which meant Larsen slid over to right guard and Cooper got work in with the first team at left guard.
Fanaika was listed on the injury report prior to the 49ers game with a knee injury, but he played. It does not appear that it will be something that keeps Fanaika out. It was noted Cooper's limp has gone away.
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie says he is 100 percent with the bone bruise in his knee.