There has been big news from the desert today as in the wake of Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Carson Palmer's injury on Sunday, he is now out for the season.
Palmer went down with an injury during the Cardinals win over the St Louis Rams on Sunday but his season has now been confirmed as over.
Palmer left the field with a knee injury that has now been confirmed as a torn ACL and a season ending problem for the Cardinals Quarterback.
Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians has spoken to the media about the injury and has shown a great level of sympathy for Palmer.
"You're pulling for a guy because he's put so much into it, to get into the play-offs and win some games" - Bruce Arians on Carson Palmer
Despite the injury to arguably the man behind Arizona's phenomenal 8-1 season, the Cardinals coach remains positive and claims not all of Carson will be removed form the team.
"This team is special and we'll miss him on the field, but his leadership will still be there."
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As for Palmer himself, he has addressed the media and claimed he knew what he had done the second he went down and has been flooded with prayers from fellow players since.
He revealed how he reacted to the news and was painstakingly honest on the issue:
"I'm not going to lie, I cried like a baby last night," - Carson Palmer on his injury
It is a shame for Palmer to go down when he is leading the team to a historic season as Arizona have risen to the top of the NFL standings.
There 8-1 record is the best in the league and now their hopes of reaching the play-offs and even the Super Bowl have taken a big hit.
Cardinals still pull it off
Palmer went down at the start of the fourth quarter in the game with the Rams with the Cardinals down 14-10 at the time.
Backup Quarterback Drew Stanton was forced to step up and the NFL veteran didn't disappoint as he led the Cardinals to a 31-14 victory.
Stanton only threw five times in the game but completed three and even threw a touchdown pass.
The Cardinals scored three fourth quarter touchdown in the space of 3:42 and that was more than enough to stop the Rams pulling off a third divisional upset this year.
Stanton will have very little time to prepare before he is thrust into a starting spot with the Cardinals taking on the team behind them in the NFC rankings, the Detroit Lions.
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