Cardinals OL Will Hernandez exits with chest injury vs. Seahawks

Nov 6, 2022, 2:42 PM | Updated: 10:09 pm
Andrew Billings #97 of the Las Vegas Raiders and Will Hernandez #76 of the Arizona Cardinals exchan...
Andrew Billings #97 of the Las Vegas Raiders and Will Hernandez #76 of the Arizona Cardinals exchange words after a Raiders interception in the second quarter at Allegiant Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals right guard Will Hernandez was ruled questionable to return in the first quarter of Sunday’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Hernandez walked to the locker room with a trainer after the opening drive and was listed with a chest injury.

Rookie lineman Lecitus Smith entered the game on Arizona’s second possession.

The Cardinals have struggled with offensive line injuries all season, but Hernandez entered Sunday’s game as a consistent presence having started each game. The only significant time he missed in a game this year came after he was ejected in Week 4 vs. the Carolina Panthers.

Arizona got left tackle D.J. Humphries back after the veteran was out last week with a back issue but still had backups at center and left guard.

Center Billy Price had a couple high snaps in the opening quarter, one of which sailed over quarterback Kyler Murray’s head.

Hernandez never checked back in, and Arizona struggled to block for Murray in a 31-21 defeat.


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