ESPN: QB Carson Palmer plans to test his right elbow in...

ESPN: QB Carson Palmer plans to test his right elbow in the next
few days, giving him a better idea of whether he will need
reconstructive surgery. Palmer said Wednesday he's still on
schedule to throw a football at the end of the week, the first
time he's done so in nine weeks. The elbow was injured when his
arm got hit as he threw a pass in the third game of the season
against the Giants. If Palmer's elbow is still bothering him when
he resumes throwing, he'll likely have reconstructive surgery.
"Like I keep saying, if I knew I had to have the surgery, I'd
already have it done," Palmer said. "I'll see what the doctors
say, have it checked out and go with a professional decision from
a doctor." Palmer partially tore a tendon and ligament from the
bone in his right elbow. He rested one week, then played in a loss
at Dallas on Oct. 5. He realized he couldn't throw as hard as
normal in that one, and began the recommended rest of two months,
followed by some throwing. Palmer has thrown a sponge football
during his rehabilitation, but only about 10 yards. "But it was
accurate, though," he said. "A tight spiral."

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