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Sources: Bengals' Palmer likely won't return in 2008, but is delaying surgery

Updated: October 25, 2008, 6:44 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer is unlikely to play another game in the 2008 season but he will delay a decision on whether to have surgery to repair a "frayed" ligament in his right throwing elbow, sources told ESPN.

Palmer's injury is to one portion of the ulnar collateral ligament and he has been told that Tommy John surgery would repair the problem with positive results, the sources said. However, doctors have agreed that Palmer's conservative approach to such an operation ...

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