Kyler Murray will miss Week 10 with a problematic hamstring.
Murray will sit out the Arizona Cardinals’ crucial matchup against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The Cardinals will start Colt McCoy in Murray’s place.
Murray was limited in practice Thursday and Friday, but will not be able to face the rival Rams.
Los Angeles starter Matthew Stafford remains in the concussion protocol and will be inactive against Arizona. John Wolford will start the game.
This season, Murray has thrown for 2,168 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for 359 yards and another pair of touchdowns. He injured his hamstring during a Week 9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks but played anyway. Hard Knocks In Season: The Arizona Cardinals showed that Murray was slowed by his injury, which will prevent him from playing.
Murray missed three games in 2021 due to an ankle sprain. Arizona went 2-1 without Murray and started McCoy instead.
On Sunday, McCoy will make his season debut with the Cardinals in his 12th NFL season.
As a starter, McCoy is 2-2 against the Rams, but hasn’t faced them since the 2014 season (McCoy’s Washington squad lost 24-0 that day).
It’s now up to McCoy to lead Arizona back into the win column with the Cardinals’ franchise quarterback on the mend.
In Stafford’s absence, Wolford will make just his second career start after a Week 17 win against the Cardinals in 2020.
He has never missed a game in a Rams uniform, and his last missed start was in 2019 when he was in Detroit, but that streak will come to an end on Sunday.
At 4:25 p.m. ET, the Cardinals (3-6) and Rams (3-5) will play.