Carson Palmer unsure about return

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was unable to play Sunday against the Giants, though Arizona was able to win 25-14.

However, it's possible Palmer will miss more time due to the right shoulder injury he sustained in Week 1 against the Chargers. Speaking to the Arizona Republic, Palmer said there is no timetable for his return to the field.

"They said my shoulder was stretched out and I landed on the nerve, shut the nerve down," Palmer said. "It's just one of those things you've just go to wait and hope it wakes up. There's no, 'it needs 48 hours. It needs six days, it needs 12 days. You just don't know."

Drew Stanton filled in for Palmer on Sunday and finished with a meager 14-of-29 passing for 167 yards. However, he didn't make many mistakes and received help from an Arizona defense that kept the Giants from breaking any big gains.

If Palmer is forced to miss more time, the Cardinals will need Stanton to continue acting as a game manager. The defense is among the league's best and running back Andre Ellington is someone that's been reliable early on. With a 2-0 record, it's best for the Cardinals not to rush Palmer back in too soon.

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