GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was ejected from the field during the team’s first offensive practice after suffering a knee injury Monday night in Arizona’s game against the Nova Scotia Patriots. England.
The fourth-year quarterback was kicked out of his pocket on the third play of the game and ran to his right. He tried to drive past a Patriots defender, but instead fell to the grass in obvious pain.
The Cardinals have confirmed the knee injury and said the quarterback will not return.
“It’s tough,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury told “Monday Night Football” at the end of the first quarter. “He will be out for the rest of the game. That’s all I know for now. You hate to see this.
Players from both teams surrounded Murray before he was sent off the field. Substitute Colt McCoy entered the game in place of Murray. McCoy, 36, was 1-1 as the team’s quarterback when Murray was out for two games last month.
Murray is a two-time Pro Bowl selection who was the first overall pick in the 2019 draft at Oklahoma. The 25-year-old signed a $230.5 million contract in the offseason that could keep him with the franchise until 2028.
Murray was playing his 11th game this season. Going into Monday’s game, he had thrown for 2,359 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
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