Friday, May 26, 2006

[Silver] Road to recovery - CNNSI
The message was one of many received by Carson Palmer in the dizzying two days between the severe knee injury he suffered against the Steelers in January and reconstructive surgery -- "So many," the Bengals quarterback recalls wryly, "it was like I was dying of AIDS" -- and it stood out only because it came from the sole NFL passer who'd had a better statistical season in 2005.

Then Peyton Manning called again, and again.
When the two quarterbacks finally spoke, Palmer thought, Wow, he must really want to get a hold of me. Why is he taking time out of his day to call a young punk like me?

Manning, who knows Palmer only on a casual basis, had his reasons for being supportive during the young Cincinnati star's moment of crisis...

Also, SI cover boy Palmer joins club workouts - Cincy Enquirer
[Daugherty] Palmer? A softie? Hardly - Cincy Enquirer
Report: Manning gave Palmer a call - Cincy Post
[Starkey] Foote fires back at Palmer - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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