Kyler Murray Cleared to Start for Cardinals on Sunday

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in 2019
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in 2019. Photo by Sean Brown/CSM/Shutterstock (10511799z)

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is fit to start the game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed on Friday. Kingsbury added that Murray participated in full-speed reps during training and that he was impressed by what he saw from his quarterback.

Murray missed the last two games after struggling with a hamstring injury. Upon questioning, Kingsbury assured the press that the Cardinals’ resounding 38-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night was not a deciding factor in considering bringing Murray back on Sunday.

“He was anxious to get back and he feels great. I mean, he feels 100%,” Kingsbury stated. “If there was anything less than that we would have maybe waited, but he feels full go, so we’re going to get him out there.” Previously, the Cardinals were considering keeping Murray on the sidelines until after the bye next week.

Murray initially injured his hamstring against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8. While still cleared to play, he aggravated his injury the next week against the Seattle Seahawks before missing the games against the Rams and the 49ers.