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Cards’ Kyler Murray suffers torn ACL; McCoy takes over at QB

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Arizona Cardinals will have to finish out the season with a backup quarterback. Colt McCoy is now in charge.

According to multiple reports, starting quarterback Kyler Murray has suffered a season-ending torn ACL. He suffered the injury in the first quarter against the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football.

Kyler Murray is being carted off the field after being injured against the New England Patriots (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

An MRI confirmed the severity of his injury. Once the swelling goes down, Murray will have a procedure done on his knee.

He went 1 of 1 for 9 yards before his injury on the third play of the game.

Following surgery, he will miss nine-to-12 months. Due to how late this injury happened, Murray may not play next season.

That will truly depend on his recovery and the Cardinals’ doctors observations. Each case is different. Some players rush back and it hurts them later. Others stay out until they are ready to return.

In 2020, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a torn ACL against the Washington Football Team (now the Washington Commanders) on November 22nd. Then in 2021, he began the season and has not missed a game since.

This season, Murray appeared in 11 games. He started all 11 games. He went 3-8.

Murray has gone 259 of 390 for 2,368 yards. He has thrown 14 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.

In his career, Murray has made 57 starts since being drafted No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has gone 1,316-1,917 for 13,848 yards with 84 touchdown passes and 41 interceptions.

McCoy will finish out the season. He has appeared in three games this season.

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He is 1-1 as a starter this season. After coming in for the injury Murray, he went 27 of 40 for 246 yards with an interception.

On the season, McCoy has gone 72 of 111 for 702 yards. He has thrown one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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