Report: Cardinals QB Kyler Murray’s MRI shows ‘minor hamstring pull’

Dec 23, 2019, 10:48 AM | Updated: 9:41 pm
Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals stands on the sideline after sustaining a leg ...
Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals stands on the sideline after sustaining a leg injury during the second half of game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Cardinals won 27-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray received a favorable MRI on a right hamstring injury that sidelined the rookie Sunday during a win over the Seattle Seahawks.

The results from Monday’s MRI showed “nothing alarming” and a “minor hamstring pull,” according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. That makes Murray day-to-day heading into the season finale on the road against the Los Angeles Rams.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury was not sure of Murray’s status as of meeting with reporters on Monday morning, but he did say the quarterback would hopefully play against the Rams.

“I’m so big on reps and mental reps,” Kingsbury said. “To be in the heat of the battle against one of the top teams in the NFL, on the road, I mean, those are all reps that could be huge going into the offseason. If he’s able to play, he’ll play. If he’s not, we’ll get Brett (Hundley) rolling.”

Kingsbury said Murray’s hamstring was sore on Sunday night and hoped it would be a day-to-day call. That seemed to be confirmed by the MRI results.

Murray’s hamstring issue is to the same leg as his hamstring injury listed on a Friday before a Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The No. 1 pick ended up playing that week — and ever since — where he rushed four times for 28 yards against Los Angeles.

On Sunday in the 27-13 win over Seattle, he went 11 for 18 for 118 yards and a touchdown while rushing six times for 40 more yards. He left early in the third quarter after tweaking his hamstring.

If Hundley does play for Murray in the finale, it would be his third appearance of the season.

In relief of Murray on Sunday in Seattle, Hundley was 4-for-9 on passing for 49 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He was sacked one time and also rushed six times for 35 yards.


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