A visit to a spine specialist confirmed what already had been diagnosed: Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer has a "dead" nerve in his throwing shoulder.
Palmer visited the specialist on Wednesday, and said Thursday that no structural damage was detected.
"No surgery," he said. "It's not career-ending, it's not season-ending, nothing like that. So that was all positive. I'm just going to continue to do the rehab I've been doing with our guys and I'm very confident it's going to wake back up."
Palmer said the doctor told him the chances were one in 100,000 of him falling on the shoulder in just the wrong way to put pressure...