Cardinals’ Kyler Murray to Sit Out of 49ers Game

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in 2019
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in 2019. Photo by Sean Brown/CSM/Shutterstock (10511799z)

Starting quarterback Kyler Murray is expected to sit out of the Arizona Cardinals game against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday as he continues rehabilitating from his hamstring injury. Backup quarterback Colt McCoy is expected to start in his place.

While listed as questionable on the Cardinals’ injury report released on Saturday night, Murray was spotted testing out his hamstring during practice on Friday by running the length of the field. According to coach Kliff Kingsbury, Murray is making good progress with his recovery.

After initially injuring his hamstring against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8, Murray aggravated the injury during the game against the Seattle Seahawks the following week. He missed the game against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 11 as a result.

Sources close to the matter revealed that Murray may have to sit out another game after the 49ers fixture on Monday night if his current pace of rehabilitation persists.

On the other hand, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is expected to feature against the 49ers despite still harboring a hamstring strain of his own. Fellow wide receiver Marquise Brown will remain on the sidelines.

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