Cardinals QB Kyler Murray reportedly trying to play this week vs. Panthers

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Kyler Murray
(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Kyler Murray /

After missing last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with an ankle injury, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is hoping to play in Sunday’s matchup with the Carolina Panthers.

During his eight games this season, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has been playing at an MVP level. So when it was revealed shortly before last Sunday’s contest against the San Francisco 49ers that Murray was not going to play due to an ankle injury, it felt like there was a decent chance of the Cardinals suffering a loss for the second week in a row.

Luckily, the Arizona players that actually took the field last weekend did great at making up for Murray‘s absence, and it resulted in an easy win over the 49ers.

On Wednesday, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said that his starting quarterback is still day-to-day with his ankle injury. Apparently, however, Murray is working this week to return to the field on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Will the Arizona Cardinals have Kyler Murray in the lineup vs. the Carolina Panthers?

For their Week 10 matchup, Arizona will be taking on a 4-5 Panthers team inside State Farm Stadium. In their last six games, Carolina has only come away with one win.

With the way the Panthers have been struggling, one might think the Cardinals are just going to stick with Colt McCoy as their starter for the second-straight week. However, there’s still a chance that Murray could return to the field this weekend against the Panthers.

Arizona’s No. 1 quarterback is reportedly “rehabbing and getting as much treatment as possible to put himself in position to play,” in Sunday’s matchup with Carolina according to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe.

Howe also reported that the Cardinals are not going to “push the QB into the lineup until he’s ready.”

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So it sounds like Murray wants to play this week. But after their win over San Francisco last weekend, Arizona might just decide to give their starting signal-caller some additional rest to make sure he’s as healthy as possible for the final third of the regular season.