Ankle sprains can be a, to coin a phrase, pain in the butt. And obviously the Cincinnati Bengals are mindful of that fact as they have opted to sit starting quarterback Carson Palmer for their preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday so he can rest his sprained ankle.
Within the past couple days, Palmer has done what any starting quarterback would do prior to a game – taking snaps behind center, avoiding the rush and moved around enough – yet the team isn’t taking any chances going into the season opener against the Denver Broncos.
According to head coach Marvin Lewis, this is probably the best that Palmer has felt since incurring the injury. But nonetheless, this much is for certain: Palmer will sit for one more game, but will definitely start against the Broncos.