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Kyler Murray exits Seahawks game with hamstring injury

Matt Johnson
Kyler Murray
Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray was forced to exit Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with a hamstring injury.

Murray suffered the injury early in the third quarter but was able to finish the drive. When Arizona’s offense returned to the field for its next series, Murray was on the sideline and the team announced he was questionable to return.

Murray had performed reasonably well in his first road test at CenturyLink Field. The rookie overcame the crowd early and then silenced them in the second quarter with a beautiful touchdown to Larry Fitzgerald.

Backup Brett Hundley stepped in to replace Murray with the Cardinals leading 20-7. Given Murray’s long-term importance to the organization and how much his game relies on his mobility, the Cardinals will certainly take the safest approach with their franchise quarterback.