On Sunday, it was announced that Kyler Murray suffered an ankle sprain in the Cardinals’ Thursday Night Football loss to the Packers that will keep him out for 1-3 weeks.
The Cardinals have been hit by the injury bug in recent weeks, with J.J. Watt having season-ending shoulder surgery and DeAndre Hopkins struggling with a hamstring issue against the Packers. Like Hopkins, Murray played through the sprain until the end of the game, ultimately throwing an interception on the Cardinals’ final play to seal the loss.
While Murray’s status for the Cardinals’ Week 9 matchup against San Francisco is still unclear, this will be an injury worth keeping an eye on in the coming weeks. The Seahawks will take on the Cardinals in a pivotal Week 11 divisional matchup, and should Murray be out, the Seahawks would have a significantly higher chance of winning. Murray has never missed a start as a professional. His backup is Colt McCoy, whom Seahawks fans are familiar with after last season’s game against the New York Giants.
According to Cardinals head coach Kilff Kingsbury, we can expect an evaluation and more concrete news on Murray’s status in the coming days.