The Arizona Cardinals have a huge showdown on Sunday Night Football with the Seattle Seahawks coming up, but there may be an issue for the team as Carson Palmer has missed his second straight day of practice.
After yesterday being a “planned veteran’s day off” the Cardinals are without their starting signal caller again today.
QB Carson Palmer said his day off was because of a "full-tilt" practice less than 48 hours after a Monday night game.— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) October 19, 2016
He's listed on the injury report with a hamstring. Two "rest" days in a row doesn't make sense. I can only assume hammie. https://t.co/sIo74Ivtlg— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) October 20, 2016
What is the issue with Palmer? Well, we won’t know for sure, since Bruce Arians does not have media availability today and offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin does not discuss injuries with the media, so we will know more tomorrow, either when Carson Palmer is back practicing, or when Bruce Arians addresses the media on what would be Palmer’s third consecutive missed practice.
I don't expect much Palmer info today either. Arians doesn't talk until tomorrow and OC Harold Goodwin doesn't talk injuries.— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) October 20, 2016
Originally billed as a planned day off, the thought was the physical nature of the Monday Night Football tilt with the New York Jets, coupled with the short week before their most physical opponent of the season, that Wednesday would be a good rest day for Palmer.
Now, with it being extended to a second day we get to speculate. Is it his hamstring that was “nothing” after the Jets game? Is it just keeping him fresh? Is it an old injury flare up? Is it gamesmanship with the Seahawks?
All I know is, if Drew Stanton is playing on Sunday Night Football, the prime time networks may start to ask for their money back.