Cardinals-49ers injury report: Murray, Hopkins are game-time decisions

Nov 5, 2021, 10:50 AM | Updated: 1:40 pm

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks to pass against the Green Bay Packers during t...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks to pass against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (ankle) and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) were not at the open portion of practice Friday and, according to coach Kliff Kingsbury, are game-time decisions to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

“He’s progressing but we’ll see how he feels Sunday and go from there,” Kingsbury said of Murray.

Murray and Hopkins are thus listed as questionable and are joined by backup center/guard Max Garcia (Achilles) with the status heading into gameday.

Cardinals defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence suffered a setback with his calf injury and is out for the game. So are running back Jonathan Ward (concussion), defensive tackle J.J. Watt (shoulder) and safety James Wiggins (knee).

Murray has not missed a start in the 40 games since Arizona made him the top pick in the 2019 draft and started him from Week 1 of that season.

The quarterback sprained his ankle late last Thursday in a loss to the Green Bay Packers. Murray and coach Kliff Kingsbury called him day-to-day and suggested he could play against the 49ers even if he doesn’t practice this week.

“Taking it one day at a time, not really putting anything on it,” Murray told reporters Wednesday. “Just like I said, taking it one day at a time. See where I go.”

Hopkins played last week with his hamstring injury but struggled after earning a start, playing just 15 snaps.

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
DeAndre Hopkins WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Kyler Murray QB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Jonathan Ward RB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
J.J. Watt DL Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
James Wiggins S Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Kelvin Beachum OL NIR-Rest Limited
Zaven Collins LB Shoulder Limited Limited Full
Chase Edmonds RB Shoulder Limited Limited Full
Max Garcia OL Achilles Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Rashard Lawrence DL Calf Limited DNP DNP Out
Justin Pugh OL Calf Limited Limited Limited Full

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Maurice Hurst DL Achilles DNP DNP DNP Out
Elijah Mitchell RB Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Deebo Samuel WR Calf DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Jimmie Ward DB Quadricep DNP DNP DNP Out
Trent Williams T Ankle DNP Limited Limited
Azeez Al-Shaair LB Concussion Full
Dee Ford DL Concussion Full Limited Limited Questionable
Marcell Harris LB Thumb Full Full Full

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