Cardinals QB Carson Palmer out 8 weeks with broken arm

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The Arizona Cardinals are forced to play without star running back David Johnson for most of season. Now Arizona will be without their starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announced that Carson Palmer broke his left arm during Sunday’s 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The veteran quarterback will undergo surgery and is expected to be out eight weeks, per the team’s official website.

Palmer broke his left arm late in the first half. Drew Stanton came in to replace Palmer at quarterback.

The injury to Palmer severely hurts Arizona’s playoff chances. Arians and the Cardinals entered Sunday’s game trying to keep pace with the Rams and Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West. The Week 7 loss drops them two back in the loss column, and to put insult to injury, their quarterback won’t be available for a while.

Arizona will have to figure out if they want to move forward with Stanton or  Blaine Gabbert. Neither quarterback will generate any optimism. The Cardinals should also consider signing free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is better than any of the healthy quarterbacks on Arizona’s roster.

As for Palmer, his diagnosis could end his season. If the Cardinals are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention in the midst of the quarterback’s recovery the team will likely shut him down for the year.

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