Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray reportedly has a minor hamstring pull
After Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback Kyler Murray went down on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks in what appeared to be hamstring injury at the time, it looked like the right move to just allow backup quarterback Brett Hundley to finish things off. Hundley played well in leading the Cardinals to a win.
Now it is reported it was indeed a hamstring injury Murray suffered on Sunday. He had an MRI on Monday and it showed a minor hamstring pull.
So that begs the question, will he or should he play this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams? The Cardinals are going to take it day by day and make a decision later in the week.
The Cardinals are practicing Tuesday this week, their normal day off and will be given Wednesday off since it is Christmas Day. It will likely be Friday at the earliest when we know if Murray has a shot to play against the Rams.
Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has said if Murray is healthy, then he will be the starter. That is the right move despite the current standing for Murray and the Cardinals.
The only thing for the Cardinals and Rams to play for now is draft positioning. However from a Cardinals perspective, Kingsbury has it right. It is still important for Murray to get reps in-game if he is physically able to.
If the medical team clears him to play, give Murray the ball. These will be the last in-game reps Murray will be able to take until September.
That said, if the Cardinals feel Murray should not chance anything and sit, we should all be alright with that decision as well. No need to push it if there is a chance for Murray to further exacerbate the injury. Hundley has proven he can manage the game just fine.