Tempe, AZ – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray He said Wednesday that his injured hamstring feels “much better” but he’s still not sure how he’ll fare Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico City.
“I feel good,” Murray said.
He revealed that he first injured his hamstring on October 30 against the Minnesota Vikings and then mended it on November 6 against the Seattle Seahawks.
“Once it kind of happened the next week, I knew it was best for me to just let him rest,” Murray said. “Once that happens, it’s unfortunate, but it does happen. It’s part of the game. We all go through it. You never want to be yourself, but you try to get back as fast as you can.”
Murray said he could not put a percentage on his health but when asked if he would be able to play on Monday he said: “We’ll see”.
The key Murray plays is whether or not he can run. To find out, he just needs to try running, which comes with the inherent risk of hamstring injury.
“It’s just one of those trial-and-error things,” Murray said. “[If] I feel good, [have] Strength, range of motion, and then confidence in the training room with these guys and their beliefs. Then every athlete [must] Listen to your body. How does your body feel? What is she telling you? “
The Cardinals had a Wednesday walk instead of a full practice, which could help Murray and the running backs Colt McCoyWho was injured in his debut Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
McCoy had sprained his left knee after the match after hitting it on the turf and was seen with a left hamstring twist during the match.
“The Colt feels good,” Kingsbury said. “He still has a bad bump on that knee but he was there – they were both there for the walk today.”
Whoever plays quarterback for Arizona may have a new throwing option.
wide future Marquis BrownThe 21-day training window activated on Monday. The Cardinals can bring in a 53-man roster at any time during the next three weeks.
Kingsbury said there’s a chance the Browns will be ready to play against the 49ers but he’ll have a better idea of that possibility on Thursday, when Arizona has full practice.
“It felt good to get back on the court, move around, hear the plays, and catch a few passes,” Brown said Wednesday. “It’s exciting.”
Brown, who leads the Cardinals with 485 receiving yards despite not playing since Week 6, said he didn’t want to rush his return. He wants to make sure he gets fit again, make sure his lungs feel healthy and his left foot, which was broken, is ready this week.
While the Browns are on the verge of making a comeback, the Cardinals will officially be no tight end Zak Ertz The rest of the season, Kingsbury said.
Kingsbury declined to specify what injury Ertz had, saying only that it was a knee injury, but added that Ertz will undergo surgery.
“Tough break there to lose a guy like that doing it right all the time,” Kingsbury said. “A great captain and a great player, but I’m sure he’ll come back better than ever.”