Cardinals’ playoffs hopes gone after loss to LA Rams

Cardinals’ playoffs hopes gone after loss to LA Rams
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Morgan Fox during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 (Source: AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Kyler Murray’s injured right ankle was the least of his concerns after the Arizona Cardinals’ postseason hopes were dashed with an 18-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Murray’s disappointment at not being able to get a late-season win stung more.

“Right now it doesn’t matter how it feels. I don’t have anything to look forward to as far as moving around on it. I’ll be fine,” Murray said about the ankle after the game.

Murray’s status going into Sunday was in doubt earlier in the week after he suffered a right leg injury in last week’s loss to San Francisco. He was a full participant during practice leading up to the game though.

But on a third-and-12 from the Rams 49 on the first series, Los Angeles defensive end Morgan Fox landed on Murray’s ankle while being sacked. Murray limped off the field and went into the medical tent before going into the locker room.

By the time he came back into the game early in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals were trailing 18-7.

Read more about the Cardinals’ loss to the Rams on the Associated Press website.

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