The 2014 NFL season is over for Carson Palmer. The Arizona Cardinals QB suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win over the St. Louis Rams, and the injury occurred in the same knee in which Palmer tore his ACL during a 2006 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This comes days after the Cardinals just gave Palmer a three-year contract extension on Friday that is worth a reported $50 million. You never want to see this happen to anyone, and with Palmer turning 35 in December, it's going to be hard for him to recover from anything close to as devastating as the '06 injury.
Needless to say, this could likely be the end of Palmer's NFL career, and it appears he knows that.
Palmer said he cried like a baby last night. Hadn't cried since Chris Henry passed away.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) November 10, 2014
That's heartbreaking, though Palmer isn't ready to throw in the towel yet.
Palmer says he will play football again, hopes it will be in AZ. No one has intimated otherwise.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) November 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Palmer. Hopefully, this injury doesn't affect his post-football life, regardless of whether he's able to keep playing in the NFL.