After missing the team’s last two games, will Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray return in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks?
For the last two weeks, the Arizona Cardinals have taken the field without quarterback Kyler Murray in the lineup. Murray has been dealing with an ankle injury he sustained during Arizona’s Week 8 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
In their first game without their top quarterback, the Cardinals still looked dominant as they cruised to an easy 31-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9.
Most expected Arizona’s contest in Week 10 against the Carolina Panthers to end with a similar outcome. However, the Panthers had no trouble getting a victory, and the loss reminded everyone how the Cardinals need Murray back on the field as soon as possible.
Is Kyler Murray playing in Week 11 when the Arizona Cardinals face the Seattle Seahawks?
On Sunday, Arizona will attempt to get a road win over a Seattle Seahawks team that has lost four of their last five games.
The good news for the Cardinals is that Murray took part in all three days of practice this week. Arizona did list him as a limited participant for each practice, but it’s still a good sign for the chances of the team possibly having their No. 1 signal-caller back on the field in Seattle.
Despite the optimism about Murray, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury did state on Friday that the quarterback playing this weekend will still be a game-time decision.
With Murray not missing a practice this week, it would be a surprise if he didn’t suit up on Sunday against the Seahawks. But the Cardinals also don’t want to put their quarterback out on the field if there is still a significant risk of him getting re-injured.
Murray is officially listed as questionable on Arizona’s final injury report, so we will just have to wait until Sunday to see if he will actually be on the field for the first time since Week 8.
Update No. 1: According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday evening, signs are pointing to Murray missing his third game in a row on Sunday.
Update No. 2: On Sunday morning, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that Murray will probably remain sidelined with his ankle injury until after the Cardinals’ bye in Week 12.