Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is recovering from a dislocated finger on his throwing hand, suffered during the regular season, but will play in tonight’s NFC Championship Game against the Carolina Panthers, according to NBC Sports.
A report from Albert Breer of NFL Media states that Arizona’s coaching staff noted accuracy issues on Palmer’s end in the Divisional Game against the Green Bay Packers last weekend and that the finger has been “more of an issue that he [Palmer] has let on.”
… It's fair to say Palmer's finger's been a little more of an issue than he's let on. Good news: It looked better in practice this week.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 24, 2016
Palmer did have issues getting the ball downfield in his first ever playoff victory and threw two interceptions, but still completed 25 of 41 passes for 349 yards and three touchdowns. Even if he is feeling better this week, he’s going to need to be in top form against a strong Panthers’ defense that ranked sixth in the NFL.
Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium is slated for 6:40 p.m. ET on Fox, so be sure to tune in!
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