Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is expected to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament in six to eight months, which means he should be back in time for the start of the next season, reports the report. ‘informant of’ESPN Adam Schefter on Sunday.
It’s a best-case scenario for Murray, who was injured in the third game of Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots.
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said last week that Muray will likely have surgery after Christmas once the swelling in his knee has gone down.
The injury could have been more serious, but doctors believe Murray’s other knee ligaments were unaffected, according to ESPN.
The Cardinals are expected to put Murray’s name on the list of players unfit to perform at the start of summer training camp before gradually bringing him back so he’s ready for the first game of the regular season.
In Murray’s absence, the Cardinals will rely on Colt McCoy, who replaced Murray earlier this season when he was nursing a hamstring injury. McCoy has a good understanding of the Cardinals offense and also enjoys the respect of his teammates.