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Monday, January 16, 2006

What Palmer's injury means

Sorry I haven't updated the blog for a while, but with the Steelers in the playoffs, there hasn't been much time, especially since they've been on the road every game.

There have been a couple of huge injuries that will affect fantasy football next season.

The first one, I witnessed in person in Cincinnati when Carson Palmer went down on his first throw of the game with torn knee ligaments.

Palmer's injury, by most accounts is very serious. The team is saying he'll be back before the regular season begins, but don't believe that. The Bengals are saying that because backup Jon Kitna is an unrestricted free agent and can demand a larger contract knowing that Palmer won't be ready to start the season.

It's more likely that Palmer will miss at least the first four or five games of next season. I'll keep you updated on this situation.

Carolina running back DeShaun Foster was the other big injury, as he suffered a broken ankle in a win at Chicago.

Foster has been injury-prone during his career, but he'll have six months to rehab this injury.

Stephen Davis is likely done in Carolina, but they won't go into next season with just Foster and Nick Goings as their top running backs. Keep an eye on who they draft or sign. But Foster should be ready to go at the start of next season.

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