Cardinals' Carson Palmer: Cramps root of hamstring issue

ByJosh Weinfuss ESPN logo
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer left Monday night's 28-3 win over theNew York Jetsin the fourth quarter with a hamstring issue the team initially described as a strain but which theArizona quarterback later attributed to cramping.

Palmer blamed the cramps on the Cardinals' extended time of possession.

"A number of long, long-play drives," Palmer said. "Just a little dehydration, a little cramp."

Palmer completed 23 of 34 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown.

Backup Drew Stanton replaced Palmer with 4 minutes, 20 seconds to play.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he doesn't think the injury is "that severe."

Monday night was Palmer's first game back from a concussion suffered on Oct. 2 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Palmer missed Arizona's win over San Francisco on Oct. 6.

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