The Niners could gain a lot from the new turbulence with the Arizona Cardinals.

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The Niners could gain a lot from the new turbulence with the Arizona Cardinals.

The San Francisco 49ers could have a major advantage against the Arizona Cardinals in this weekend’s key clash.

The Niners snapped a four-game losing streak against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 31, while the Cardinals lost for the first time in a heartbreaking home loss to the now-leading NFC North Green Bay Packers. As if the momentum issue wasn’t enough, Arizona’s MVP candidate at quarterback, Kyler Murray, has been out of practice this week due to an ankle sprain.

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Murray’s absence from practice was initially reported by Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network earlier this week. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury was seeking to put a positive spin on his quarterback’s inability to take the field ahead of a duel in San Francisco on Sunday, according to Garafolo in a social media post.

Kyler Murray (ankle) of the #AZCardinals did not practice today. Murray might play even if he doesn’t practice all week, according to Kliff Kingsbury.

November 3, 2021 — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo)

On Wednesday, November 3, Garafolo tweeted, “#AZCardinals QB Kyler Murray (ankle) did not practice today.” “Murray might play even if he doesn’t practice all week, according to Kliff Kingsbury.”

According to NBC Sports, Murray was not on the field for the second straight day during the portion of practice that is open to the media on Thursday, putting Kingsbury’s claim to the test.

Health Concerns for the Niners and Cardinals are going in opposite directions.

Despite missing all available practice time in the six days since injured his ankle on his team’s final drive against the Packers on Thursday, October 28, Murray informed reporters on Wednesday that his ankle felt “excellent.” With 12 seconds left in the game, the Packers’ quarterback threw an interception in the end zone on a 2nd-and-goal play, with the Packers leading the Cardinals 24-21.

Murray’s ankle injury, whether he plays or not, is a chronic ailment that might pose a concern for the agile quarterback even if he does suit up.

Murray isn’t the first famous Cardinal to suffer a major injury recently; freshly acquired pass rusher J.J. Watt was unable to play in Thursday’s game due to… Nokia News – Quick Recap

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