Cardinals HC Bruce Arians was asked if the nerve problem in Carson Palmer's right shoulder is now a thing of the past.
"Yeah, knock on wood," Arians said, rapping three times on the top of table at which he was sitting. "Hopefully, we don't have to talk about that one anymore."
Later, Palmer seemed to confirm it, telling reporters he's reached the point where he rarely thinks about the shoulder.
"Yeah, I'm there right now," he said. "I'm actually able to lift with my upper body, which I wasn't able to lift for five weeks or whatever it was. I definitely had a lot of atrophy, so I'm starting to get some strength back and put a little extra weight up top, which is good.
Palmer's upcoming schedule is a lesson in extremes (PHI, STL and ATL in the next six weeks intermingled with matchups against DAL, DET and SEA) so he's best used as part of a QB committee.