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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray expected to play after hamstring tightness

Kyler Murray

The Arizona Cardinals witnessed Kyler Murray make a late appearance on the team’s injury report, but it doesn’t seem like it’s serious enough to keep him sidelined for Sunday’s game. According to Ian Rapoport, Murray is expected to play against the Los Angeles Rams after dealing with hamstring tightness.

Considering that Murray uses his legs to extend plays, a hamstring injury could hinder him on the field. But according to Rapoport, the Cardinals’ franchise quarterback shouldn’t be limited on Sunday.

Even when Murray popped up on the injury report, there was never any concern that he wouldn’t suit up on Sunday. But with him being able to practice as a full participant on Friday, it provided some reassurance for the Cardinals.

Despite people criticizing Murray for his size, the rookie quarterback has yet to miss a game this year. In his first 11 starts, Murray has thrown for 2,703 yards, 14 touchdowns, and five interceptions.

To go along with his passing numbers, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner has also rushed for 418 yards and three touchdowns. The first-year starter is going to need to be able to move quickly in the pocket with Aaron Donald chasing him on Sunday.

Last week, the Rams had a tough time containing Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens’ rushing attack. The Cardinals are hoping that they can see similar success on the ground in Week 13 versus the Rams.

It’s likely that we see a mixture of Kenyan Drake, Chase Edmonds, and David Johnson alongside Murray in the backfield. Edmonds is returning from his own hamstring injury that has sidelined him since Week 8.