Cardinals linebacker Kyzir White has been a key player for the team, playing the first 709 defensive snaps of the season. However, his season came to an abrupt end after tearing his bicep during Sunday’s game against the Texans.
On Monday, head coach Jonathan Gannon confirmed that White’s injury will force him to sit out for the rest of the year. Gannon commended White for trying to play through the injury before eventually leaving the game, calling it “gut-wrenching” to watch.
With a team-high 90 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles for loss, and three passes defensed, White’s absence will be felt on the field. Despite the setback, White is signed with the team until 2024.
In White’s absence, Krys Barnes stepped into his spot while Josh Woods took over calling the defense after White had to leave the game. The Cardinals will have to adjust without White’s presence on the field for the remainder of the season.