With a 27-17 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals extended the life of their season. Even though they were missing their top quarterback, Kyler Murray, the Cardinals managed to pull off the upset.
Murray, who has a hamstring ailment, was declared inactive early on Sunday. The Cardinals also lost another important offensive member during the victory when tight end Zach Ertz sustained a catastrophic leg injury.
Ertz snagged a 12-yard reception from fill-in Colt McCoy in the opening frame. He was hit and required assistance leaving the field. The seasoned tight end was soon spotted being escorted to the locker room while holding his head in his hands.
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Ertz will receive an MRI on Monday, but the team is confident that he avoided an ACL or MCL tear. The good news is that. However, Ertz will probably miss a few weeks, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
🙏 Arizona Cardinals TE Zach Ertz carted off with a knee injury
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According to a tweet from Schefter, Ertz was “seen in a brace after Arizona’s win and is anticipated to miss several weeks due to the knee injury he received today.”A team coming off a significant road victory might take a heavy hit from it. The Cardinals are only two games out of first place in the NFC West, tied with the Seattle Seahawks.
DeAndre Hopkins’ return from his six-game ban has improved the offense significantly. Murray had, though, continued to look Ertz’s way, particularly in the red zone, despite his comeback.
In terms of receptions, yards, and touchdowns this season, he was among the top tight ends in the league. Ertz’s replacement will be Trey McBride. In Week 11, the Cardinals will play the San Francisco 49ers.