Kyler Murray injury update: Cardinals QB officially ruled out for Week 7 Seahawks clash

With his consistent play since joining the Arizona Cardinals, Kyler Murray has never failed to impress his teammates, helping them to a strong start last season. Soon after he suffered an ACL injury, the team found themselves in the middle of great hardship, finishing the season with a 4-13 record.

The terrifying injury led the Cardinals team to take the field this season without their second-year quarterback and his game status continues for the Cardinal’s Week 7 as well.

 Kyler Murray ruled out for Week 7 clash

Kyler Murray’s absence clearly illustrates how dependent the Cardinals are on Murray. The Arizona squad has only won one game since his injuries forced him off the field, including five this season. 

The Cardinals turned to Joshua Dobbs since their former No. 1 overall pick was placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list at the start of the 2023 season. However, given the squad is 1-5 on the season, Dobbs was unable to adequately replace the team’s starting quarterback to pull off several victories like him. Dobbs completed his pass play with 1,215 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions. He also scored once and gained 189 yards in rushes.

Nevertheless, as the Cardinals are slated to face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7, they again have to step in the field, shouldering Dobbs the starter job. Before playing the Seahawks, the Cardinals recently made public their final Week 7 injury report.

Murray would be one of the four players to miss this weekend’s game and would not be coming off PUP, according to the injury report. 

 What injuries does Murray have?

In a December 2022 game vs. the New England Patriots, Kyler Murray ripped his ACL following his attempt to outwit a defender and felling on grass. After that, he was carted off the field and had surgery on his knee on Jan. 3. He recently returned to practice with the squad after missing almost ten months due to injuries. 

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Prior to his return to game action, head coach Jonathan Gannon had said that their quarterback would need to meet a number of goals. The team is fighting to have their player fully recovered from the injury and at ease on the field, rather than hurrying to add him.

“Just all the different things that he does as a player and what he wants to be able to do playing the position, to make sure we can simulate that as much as we can without being out there playing football but that he feels comfortable with everything that he’s going to need to be able to do to function.”

As per the information provided by Bleacher Report, he will now have a 21-day practice period before being added to the 53-man roster. Moreover, he won’t be allowed to play again this season if he fails to reach it in the allotted 21 days. Hopefully, this kind of bad luck isn’t something the Cardinals have to embrace.

However, already, rumors are swirling in the air regarding the Cardinal’s intention to trade the player, while some possible destinations have also been identified.

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