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Star QBs proving to be quick healers

As training camp nears, the prognosis is excellent for the many elite QBs who suffered serious injuries in 2005, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: July 19, 2006
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Eight quarterbacks, the most in at least six years, concluded the 2005 regular season on the NFL's injured reserve list.

Drew Brees of San Diego avoided the dreaded IR sentence only because the injuries to his right labrum and rotator cuff occurred in the season finale. Cincinnati's emerging star, Carson Palmer, a Most Valuable Player candidate after he piloted the Bengals to their first division championship since 1990, tore two ligaments in his left knee in a first-round playoff defeat. ...

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