TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray stated Wednesday that his injured hamstring feels “rather a lot higher” however he is nonetheless uncertain of his standing for Monday night time in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico Metropolis.
“I really feel good,” Murray stated.
He revealed that he initially injured the hamstring on Oct. 30 in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings after which tweaked it on Nov. 6 in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks.
“As soon as it sort of occurred the following week I sort of knew it was in all probability greatest for me to let it relaxation,” Murray stated. “As soon as it occurs, it is unlucky, nevertheless it occurs. It is part of the sport. All of us undergo it. You by no means need it to be your self, however you attempt to get again as fast as doable.”
Murray stated he could not put a share on his well being however when requested if he’ll be capable to play Monday, he stated: “We’ll see.”
The important thing for Murray to play will likely be whether or not or not he can dash. To seek out out, nevertheless, he simply must strive working, which comes with the inherent threat of reinjuring his hamstring.
“It is simply a type of issues of trial and error,” Murray stated. “[If] I really feel good, [have] power, and vary of movement, after which trusting within the coaching room with these guys and their beliefs. Then each athlete [must] hearken to your physique. How’s your physique feeling? What’s it telling you?”
The Cardinals had a walk-through on Wednesday as a substitute of a full apply, which may assist Murray and backup quarterback Colt McCoy, who was injured in his begin Sunday in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams.
McCoy had his left knee wrapped following the sport after banging it in opposition to the turf and was seen with a wrap on his left hamstring throughout the sport.
“Colt feels good,” Kingsbury stated. “He is nonetheless a bit banged up with that knee however he was on the market — each these guys had been on the market for the walk-through at the moment.”
Whoever is at quarterback for Arizona might have a brand new choice to throw to.
Extensive receiver Marquise Brown‘s 21-day apply window was activated on Monday. The Cardinals can deliver as much as the 53-man roster at any level throughout the subsequent three weeks.
Kingsbury stated there’s an opportunity Brown may very well be able to play in opposition to the 49ers however can have a greater concept of that chance on Thursday, when Arizona has a full apply.
“It felt good to get again on the apply subject, transfer round, hear the performs, catch a couple of passes,” Brown stated Wednesday. “It is thrilling.”
Brown, who leads the Cardinals with 485 receiving yards regardless of not enjoying since Week 6, stated he would not need to rush his return. He needs to verify he will get reacclimated, makes positive his lungs really feel good and that his left foot, which he broke, is prepared this week.
Whereas Brown is on the verge of returning, the Cardinals will formally be with out tight finish Zach Ertz the remainder of the season, Kingsbury stated.
Kingsbury declined to determine which particular damage Ertz has, simply saying it was a knee damage, however added that Ertz can have surgical procedure.
“Robust break there to lose a man like that who does it proper on a regular basis,” Kingsbury stated. “An excellent chief and nice participant, however I am positive he’ll come again higher than ever.”