Cardinals QB Kyler Murray gets concerning injury update from Kliff Kingsbury
Kyler Murray’s status for the Arizona Cardinals remains in limbo heading to Week 10. In fact, head coach Kliff Kingsbury himself is uncertain whether their star quarterback will be ready in time for the contest against the Carolina Panthers.
Murray missed the Cardinals’ Week 9 showdown with the San Francisco 49ers due to an ankle injury. The 24-year-old quarterback missed all practices last week due to the issue, and while he was a game-time decision against the Niners, the team eventually decided to sit him out.
While recent indications suggest he is close to returning, Kingsbury said otherwise. In his latest talk with the media, the Cardinals coach emphasized that he doesn’t know yet where Murray is in his recovery.
“I don’t have a feel for it yet,” Kingsbury said on Murray’s status for Week 10 before confirming he’ll see how the QB performs during Wednesday’s practice, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.
Sure enough, the Cardinals and the fan base are hoping Kyler Murray returns sooner rather than later. After all, with the Los Angeles Rams right on their tails for the top spot in the NFC West, they need every win they can get.
For what it’s worth, though, Kliff Kingsbury guided his team to the W against the 49ers despite the absence of Murray. Backup QB Colt McCoy started in place of Murray, and he did perform quite well with 22 of 26 completed passes for 249 yards and one touchdown. Simply put, the Cardinals showed they can step up and win even with their star QB sidelined, which should bode well in their playoffs and Super Bowl bid.