Posted: 6 a.m.
As the Bengals warmed up for Sunday's game against the Texans here at Reliant Stadium, there was some surprise expressed about Friday's ESPN report saying that Carson Palmer is likely going to miss the rest of the year with a frayed elbow ligament that could require Tommy John surgery.
PalmerThrough Bengals public relations director Jack Brennan, Palmer said that no decision has been made regarding his status for the rest of the year and that he has made no call on surgery yet.
Head coach Marvin Lewis wouldn't elaborate, but as he stood in the end zone he was standing by his own Friday statement in which he said there was a scenario in which Palmer could play this year.
Palmer also confirmed after the game what Lewis said Friday, that he won't play Sunday at home against Jacksonville.
"I'm just in the process of rehabbing," said Palmer, who isn't throwing, "and doing everything my training tells me to do to get me healthy. I'll be able to play when this thing gets healed up."