During Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Colt McCoy had to leave the game after he suffered a chest injury.
Looking back at how Sunday turned out in a matchup with the Carolina Panthers, it’s difficult to have any positive takeaways about the performance of the Arizona Cardinals.
When the final whistle blew, the Cardinals left the field with a 24-point loss to a Panthers team that earned just their second victory since Week 4.
To make matters worse, Arizona lost quarterback Colt McCoy to a chest injury midway through the third quarter, and he missed the rest of the contest. On Monday, the Cardinals found out how severe McCoy’s injury is.
Arizona Cardinals QB Colt McCoy could still play in Week 11 vs. the Seattle Seahawks
With the status of Kyler Murray still uncertain as he continues to recover from an ankle injury, some were concerned about McCoy possibly suffering a significant injury on Sunday. However, it appears that Arizona’s No. 2 signal-caller should still be able to suit up next week if Murray still needs more time to heal.
McCoy reportedly suffered a pectoral strain against Carolina according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport on Monday. Rapoport added that the Cardinals veteran passer “should be healthy enough,” to play in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks if needed.
Later on in the day, Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury revealed that the team is currently considering McCoy day-to-day, and his performance in practice this week will determine whether he plays next weekend or not.
If Murray has to sit on the sidelines again next Sunday, McCoy is still the Cardinals’ best option under center if he’s healthy. Arizona’s No. 3 quarterback, Chris Streveler, didn’t do anything in his time against the Panthers to prove that he deserves to be higher up on the team’s depth chart.
If it does end up being McCoy in the starting lineup for the Cardinals again next weekend, hopefully the results look more like they did in Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers than the ugliness that took place during Sunday’s loss to Carolina.