Originally written December 25, 2012 on NFL Injury Report:
The Oakland Raiders have announced that quarterback Carson Palmer suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung during Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers and the 33-year-old will not play in the team’s regular season finale, reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com. Raiders coach Dennis Allen announced that his quarterback suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung during Sunday’s 17-6 loss 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 shouldn’t 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 he’s 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 it’s aiming to get Terrelle Pryor more playing time. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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