The Arizona Cardinals suffered a huge blow to their fading playoff hopes last week when starting quarterback Carson Palmer broke his arm during the team's 33-0 loss to the division rival Los Angeles Rams. Bruce Arians announced after the game that Palmer would have surgery and likely miss eight weeks. According to a report from, that surgery will take place on Wednesday, but Palmer hopes to return on a quicker timeline than the one Arians laid out. For however long he's on the sideline, backup Drew Stanton will likely be the starter (barring injury). Arians already announced him as the starter for this week's game against the 49ers.