Kyler Murray injury update: Cardinals QB has ‘lower leg injury,’ status for Week 17 uncertain

By | December 28, 2020

The Cardinals could enter a season-defining game on Sunday without quarterback Kyler Murray, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Arizona faces a win-and-in situation for Sunday vs. the Rams, who are dealing with quarterback issues of their own.

For now, Arizona brass is hoping to work Murray through a regular week of practice, but won’t put him on the field this weekend if he cannot play at a high level. Considering the injury is to Murray’s leg, and mobility is a big part of the sophomore passer’s skillset, don’t expect Arizona to push the envelope if he’s not at or near 100 percent entering Sunday.

Here’s what we know about the injury:

Kyler Murray injury update

On Monday, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury revealed that Murray had a leg injury sustained on Arizona’s last play of their loss to the 49ers. 

The team is hoping to work Murray through practice this week before making a determination on Murray’s status for Sunday.

Murray was hit by 49ers defensive end Alex Barrett on a fourth-down passing play, but was able to make it off the field under his own power after lying on the ground for a bit. Kingsbury has designated Murray’s injury as a “lower leg injury” with no specifics. 

There’s currently no reported MRI or X-ray planned for Murray.