Kyler Murray Decides Once Again During His Playtime For The Arizona Cardinals
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Arizona Cardinals midfielder Kyler Murray Coach Kliff Kingsbury said it would be the decisive game for the third week in a row.
The decision on whether Murray will play his first game since spraining his left ankle on October 28 will be made after he undergoes a pre-match training session on Sunday with Seattle Seahawks Football Team.
“He’s definitely improved,” Kingsbury said. “So we want to make sure he’s in a place where he can play his game, protect himself and do all sorts of things, and if he can, he’s out there.”
The message from the Cardinals has barely changed over the past few weeks, and Murray went through a couple of games of pregnancy testing before being listed as inactive. However, Kingsbury says he’s hopeful more this week about Murray, who returned to training for limited time on Wednesday and Thursday and was on the field in the opener of Friday’s training session.
The coach said the Cardinals will have a better assessment of how Murray is feeling over the next two days as he continues rehab.
Mr Kingsbury said: “Murray is still limited by ‘the real accelerator that makes him who he is'”.
“He has to be able to use that to get out of trouble, things that he does naturally and instinctively,” the coach said. “So we’re still trying to get to that point.”
Kingsbury said the risk of Murray coming back too soon is reconstructing his left ankle.
“If he can’t get out like he used to, then you don’t want to put him in danger where that thing could roll up again,” the coach said.
If Murray doesn’t play Sunday in Seattle, the NFC West-led Cardinals (8-2) could face a decision on their starting quarterback. Backup Colt McCoy injured a sunday pec against Carolina Panthers and is “getting there,” said Kingsbury.
Arizona won’t have a wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for the third game in a row on Sunday, the coach said. Hopkins injured his hamstring in the first half of Arizona’s loss to Green Bay Packers on October 28 and has not played since. Kingsbury said he hopes Hopkins will return from saying goodbye to Arizona next week.
Attack Manager Max Garcia, who is facing an Achilles injury, has a chance to play on Sunday, Kingsbury said, but the left guard Justin Pugh “Looks like he’s going out.”
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