Bengals QB Carson Palmer is expected to start on Sunday against the Colts following his return to practice on Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Palmer injured his right shoulder in the Bengals' 27-21 loss to the Steelers on Monday and missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday.
He returned on Friday and participated fully in the drills, according to the paper.
The way we see it
While it doesn't come as a surprise that Palmer will start, the Bengals can now breath a sigh of relief. His backup, brother Jordan Palmer, has attempted just 12 passes in his three-year career.
With two high-powered offenses facing off, there could be a lot of fantasy points in store for Palmer. After a slow start to the season, he has thrown 11 touchdown passes over his last six games, including a pair of games in which he threw for more than 370 yards. With Terrell Owens playing the way he has lately, Palmer should be a good start.