Arizona Cardinals’ woes continue as Kyler Murray hurt in 27-13 loss to New England Patriots
Things went from bad to worse for the Arizona Cardinals on Monday, who suffered a 27-13 loss to the New England Patriots after starting quarterback Kyler Murray was carted off the field in the first quarter.
On the third play of the game, Murray suffered a non-contact knee injury, going down after a 3-yard run. In a sad scene, the devastated 25-year-old,
who already missed two games this season due to a hamstring injury, was taken off the field, visibly upset, hunched over and with a towel over his head, after being comforted by teammates.
“It’s tough to see a player like Murray get hurt,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said. “I hope he’s OK.”
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury added: “You see teams go through it every week, but you lose your starter on the third play of the game, non-contact, it’s just tough to watch and see. You gotta be able to rebound and play the game, though.”
With Murray replaced by Colt McCoy – who threw for 246 yards on 27/40 attempts – Arizona and New England were deadlocked 13-13 in the third quarter,
until Patriots linebacker Raekwon McMillan returned Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ fumble for a touchdown, changing the course of the game.