The Oakland Raiders have announced that quarterback Carson
Palmer suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung during Sundayâs loss to the Carolina
Panthers and the 33-year-old will not play in the teamâs regular season finale,
reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Raiders coach Dennis AllenÂ announced that his
quarterback suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung during Sundayâs 17-6 lossÂ in
Carolina. Palmer returned to the Bay Area with the team but spent the night at
a hospital. Fun.
Palmer is due $13 million next season, an amount the Raiders
are certainly not going to pay him. Considering his production this year, 4,018
passing yards with 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, and the lack of
quarterbacks expected to be available, Palmer shouldnât have a hard time finding
a job this offseason.
That is, if he wants to find a job. The veteran could
instead opt for retirement, something heâs considered in the past.
The Raiders have not yet announced who will start in place
of Palmer. Former first-round pick Matt Leinart replaced Palmer against the
Panthers, but Oakland has said that itâs aiming to get Terrelle Pryor more
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