Kyzir White, a crucial linebacker for the Cardinals, has been forced to sit out the rest of the season after tearing his bicep during Sunday’s game against the Texans. The team’s head coach, Jonathan Gannon, announced on Monday that White’s injury will require him to miss the remainder of the year.
Gannon commended White for trying to play through the pain before eventually leaving the game and expressed his disappointment at seeing such a talented player go down. “It was gut-wrenching to watch,” he said.
White had been playing exceptionally well this season, racking up a team-high 90 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles for loss, and three passes defensed. His absence on the field is sure to be felt by both his teammates and opponents alike.
Despite this setback, White is still signed with the team until 2024. In his 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.