Monday night turned into an absolute nightmare for the Arizona Cardinals.
Not only did they lose at home to the New England Patriots, 27-13, but they also lost their starting quarterback for the rest of the season.
During a first quarter run, Kyler Murray went down with a non-contact injury.
Murray is still set to get an MRI, but the early report on his knee injury couldn’t be any worse.
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According to Arizona Cardinals insider Josh Weinfuss, there is “little doubt that it’s torn,” referring to the quarterback’s ACL.
Murray was visibly upset as he was carted to the locker room following the injury. There was little doubt that he had sustained a significant injury, and now that has been all but confirmed.
Depending on the severity of the tear, Murray could be expected to miss anywhere from nine to twelve months—assuming the surgery and ensuing rehab go according to plan. It’s a very worrisome injury for a dual-threat quarterback like Murray who just signed a lucrative five-year contract extension.
He’ll likely be replaced by Colt McCoy for the remainder of the season. McCoy didn’t fare too well on Monday night against the Pats, throwing zero touchdowns and one interception while getting sacked six times in the losing effort.
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