The Arizona quarterback suffered an ACL injury, but doctors believe there is no further damage to the knee.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is projected to recover from his torn ACL in six to eight months, allowing him to be ready for the start of the 2023 season , sources told ESPN .
This is the most optimistic scenario for Murray , who suffered the injury on the third play of a ” Monday Night Football ” loss to the New England Patriots before being carried off the field in the assist cart and crying in the tunnel at realizing that he had suffered a serious injury.
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said last week that Murray will likely have surgery sometime after Christmas once the swelling in his knee has subsided.
The injury could have been worse, but doctors believe all the other ligaments in Murray ‘s knee are intact, according to sources.
“There’s a really good chance he’ll be ready for Week 1 of next year,” a source familiar with Murray ‘s injury told ESPN .
Kyler Murray tore his ACL with the Arizona Cardinals. Getty Images
The Cardinals are expected to place Murray on the physically unable to play list at the start of training camp next summer, then gradually bring him back as preseason progresses, with the realistic goal of being ready by the start of training camp. the regular season.
With Murray out for the rest of the season, the Cardinals will turn to Colt McCoy , who replaced him earlier this season when Murray suffered a hamstring injury. The Cardinals like and believe in McCoy, who dominates the offense and has the respect of his teammates.
“I think his relationship with his teammates is the best I’ve ever seen,” Kingsbury said Thursday of McCoy. “The level of respect they have for him is through the roof and he pushes himself. He’s a brilliant mind and he’s really good when he gets the chance to play. The ball goes to the right place and comes out on time. He’s earned the right to play in this league as long as he can play and stay healthy.
“He could coach if he wanted to right now. He’d probably take my job easily. He’s got that kind of knowledge and that kind of control in the locker room.”
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