Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray says he is “close enough” to return from an ankle injury.

TIME, Arizona – Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray hopes he will be ready to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, more than three weeks after a sprained left ankle.

Murray reiterated the status of his ankle from last week, saying he has made “crazy progress” and is “much further ahead than I thought I would be.” That left him “close enough” to play again, he said Wednesday. Murray added that the decision that will be made by him will be “just to be smart”.

“Understanding why we’re really here,” Murray said. “Obviously, if you can’t go, you can’t go, and then if you can, you let it ride. I’m not too pressured by the decision to play or not. If I can play, I’ll ‘play.’

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday he hopes the questions about Murray’s status will end “sooner rather than later.”

Murray practiced Wednesday and “moved pretty well,” Kingsbury said. “I was hoping every week he could turn the corner a bit towards it and not quite yet, but hopefully this is the week.”

A decision will come later in the week, Kingsbury said, and will be made based on how comfortable Murray is.

“He worked hard to get back,” Kingsbury said. “I mean, he lives in the training camp, and that’s all you can ask. He wants to play, he’s super competitive, but he knows it’s a long season.

“We have to be smart, but I was really impressed by the way he just accepted the rehab process. I bet it’s not fun, but it’s part of it.”

Watching Sunday’s 34-10 loss against the Carolina Panthers from the sidelines was “weird,” Murray said. It was something he didn’t particularly like.

“I kind of felt like that’s how it feels when things go wrong,” Murray said. “I felt like a fan, just watching it and just being like, this obviously doesn’t look good. So, but, I understand it because I’m playing the game. I understand that things happen.”


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