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Kyler Murray injured leg on Cardinals final offensive play of Week 16

The Cardinals QB was writhing in pain at the end of the Cardinals loss, but was able to walk off under his own power.

Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals looks to pass during the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Update: Ian Rapoport is reporting Murray got leg-whipped and “at first glance, it doesn’t seem serious.”

Post-game update: Kliff Kingsbury told the media Murray injured his leg, per Kevin Zimmerman. He was getting looked at and a status update will be provided later.

The Arizona Cardinals lost a brutal one on Saturday, losing 20-12 to the San Francisco 49ers and dealing their playoff chances a serious blow. More importantly, quarterback Kyler Murray appeared to get hurt on the Cardinals final offensive play of the game.

Murray took a big hit attempting to convert a 4th and 6. The ball fell incomplete and Murray appeared to be in some pain on the ground. He writhed a little before eventually getting up and walking off under his own power. It could have just been an immediate reaction in the moment, but given the importance of Murray to the Cardinals’ long-term plans, this will be something to track heading into Week 17. Chris Streveler is Murray’s backup.

Arizona dropped to 8-7 with the loss. They need help from either the Rams or Bears this week and will potentially need to beat the Rams next week in LA to secure the final wild card berth.