Bad news for the Cardinals as Kyler Murray is now not expected to return from his ACL surgery until around the halfway point of next season.
Kyler Murray (torn ACL and meniscus) is likely to make a return midseason, per @RapSheet
Murray wants to take his time recovering from the injury pic.twitter.com/Hoh4Lo0T6H
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) January 29, 2023
As of now, it is uncertain who will be starting at quarterback for Arizona come Week 1. After all, they are still without a head coach.
Murray left a Week 14 matchup against the Patriots after landing awkwardly on a scramble play. It was just the third play of the game.
The two-time Pro Bowler then went on to undergo ACL surgery in the first week of January. For a tear to the meniscus and ACL, the expected recovery time is around nine months.
Throughout the past two seasons, Murray has missed nine games. Most of which have been due to ankle injuries.
The Cardinals’ top priority will be to keep their franchise quarterback off the field until he is fully recovered.
It will be a long road to recovery but also an opportunity for Murray to turn his career back onto the path that was expected when he was drafted number one overall.
While he did not necessarily have a bad season in 2022, there were some clear signs of regression instead of improvement in his third year.
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